Florida Voters Depose Foreclosure Judge Diana Lewis


Mirable Dictu! Florida Activists Help Depose Terrible Foreclosure Judge

By David Dayen, a lapsed blogger, now a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, CA. Follow him on Twitter @ddayen

The legal community across the state backed Ticktin, as did several editorial boards. “At some point in her current six-year term, incumbent Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Diana Lewis’ reputation for rudeness stopped being a forgivable quirk and became an embarrassment for the judiciary,” said the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Activists, lawyers and ordinary Floridians donated money and time to Ticktin’s campaign (here’s an example). I’m told that friends of the blog Lisa Epstein and Michael Redman stayed on their feet in the hot sun on Tuesday for several hours, encouraging voters to choose Ticktin over Lewis.

It paid off. Last Tuesday Ticktin defeated Lewis 54%-46%. My spies tell me that Judge Lewis was more peevish than usual on the bench the next day. No matter; she won’t be there much longer.

One judicial election certainly does not make up for the outrage and human tragedy that has defined this foreclosure crisis era. But it feels good to see some measure of justice prevail, at least by subtracting one of the worst of the worst in bank-loving judges. It does show that the spirit of the movement that gave its best shot at forcing accountability on the most powerful forces in America remains alive. They may have gone local, they may be focused on small and unheralded issues, but they can still pack some force. Just ask ex-Judge Diana Lewis.

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6 Responses to “Florida Voters Depose Foreclosure Judge Diana Lewis”
  1. JR says:

    Well this is the 2nd Judge in Florida to lose do to foreclosures procedures.. We had Judge Simmons in Seminole County, early on this mess, get ousted. He used to hold attorney only seminars on exactly what would happen in his court room for foreclosures. We he found out defense attorneys were in the room, he would dismiss them. Im glad Florida is making a stand, because we surely would not get any support from our Attorney General Pam Bondi and she is next to go.

  2. Charles says:

    I sure hope the door doesnt hit her in the ass as she leaves…

  3. JJ says:

    Keep up the good work Florida Voters !!

  4. incognito123 says:

    She should be PACKING now, gettin’ ready to LEAVE!!

    • Jake Corgan says:

      Lewis has her own personal agenda in siding with the banks setting trial dates without allowing discovery and setting hearings so that there is no time to appeal and allowing the appellee move for an emergency stay with the appellate court before the sale. Bypassing due process and constitutional rights by fiat. She’s been bought. Another Palm Beach County Good ‘Ol Boy, bought and paid for.

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