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Judge Florentino Floro - eElven Supremacy 2010: 27 years Dalliance; LUIS, Armand & Angel [Jul. 4th, 2010|01:54 pm]
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Judge Florentino Floro - eElven Supremacy 2010: 27 years Dalliance; LUIS, Armand & Angel; the Violet Lights
The Greatest Story of Friendship Ever Told, eBook Part One

2 years and a quarter of a century ago, LUIS, Armand and Angel changed my life and wrote my destiny (at exactly 7 p.m., June 2, 1983, at the wake of my father, Florentino, Sr.).

Even if today’s scientists began to investigate aliens and the matter of how something can be made to travel faster than the speed of light, hoping that man can time travel, still, the Violet lights of LUIS remains a mystery and I predict that this pure light would be solely his and mine.

The entire universe perforce is summed up into pure light, when mass, energy and all things including discovered quantum would remain a thing of the past, for they miserably fail to be at eternity or state, where there is no more constriction of time and space.

In this 2010 eBook, I write for you and to the world, the greatest pre-destined story of friendship ever.

I am sharing with you and to the whole world, as I hereby publish online my 614 pages eSecond Book - "Philippine Mystic Dwarfs LUIS, Armand and Angel Meet Healing and Psychic Judge Florentino Floro" Part I, 2010 edition.

"Philippine Mystic Dwarfs LUIS, Armand and Angel Meet Healing and Psychic Judge Florentino Floro" Part I, 2010 edition. PDF -
Download PDF, Skydrive

http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/judgefloroabcd.pdf

"Philippine Mystic Dwarfs LUIS, Armand and Angel Meet Healing and Psychic Judge Florentino Floro" Part I, 2010 edition. Word -
Download Word, Skydrive

http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/judgefloroabc.doc

Unlike my 404 pages First Book (2006), which I wrote in just 2 weeks, I spent 3 1/2 years writing this, and I have not yet physically published the same. Uncensored and exhaustive, I desire it to be a compendium of the deepest secrets of the universe (per the Violet lights emanating from LUIS' bonito or dwarf hat), and dire prophecies ... For these reasons, inter alia, I state with certainty that this book tells the Greatest Dwarf Story ever told, or rather, the best story of friendship, ever.

I decided to write my book in a court pleading style. I opted to copy paste the news, links and stories in their entirety and I am not botherd by copyright violations. For me, I consider that the reader is entitled to reading the full story, news and accounts by journalists. I admit that a learned editor must still clean this book for style purposes. However, since the spiritualism involved in the book is so deep, then, I decide to publish it as is, now.

Since these 3 mystic dwarves bestowed upon my soul, for free all the hidden treasures that I was pre-destined to have received since 1983 until today, ergo, I am publishing to you my story and the case, for free. You can view, print, xerox and re-publish this book outside the Philippines. You can deal, sell and trade it at your own risk.

IN TIME, I desire to publish this book in the Philippines as I did with the First Book on 2006.

Furthermore, I intend to edit and publish the Second Part of this Book (about 700 pages) in due course.


Note:

My 2006 First Book was edited only for about 2 weeks, that is, from December 1 to December 14, 2006 and finished (for physical publication and online or e-book publication on December 15, 2006).

I began writing and editing my 2010 Second Book on January, 2007 and I edited it more than 10 times. After more than 3 1/2 years, I am sharing it with you and the whole world.

http://angelofdeathluisarmandandangel.blogspot.com/

Judge Florentino Floro's December 2006 First Book, 362/404 pages, published PDF "World Famous Mystic: Armand,Luis & Angel, The Three Dwarfs MEET The Judge --- Psychic & Healing Martyr of Filipino Justice"

Download - Judge Florentino Floro's December 2006 First Book , 404 pages, published PDF, Skydrive

http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/judgefloro^_book.pdf

Download Judge Floro's 1st Book, 2006, 362 pages Word, Skydrive

http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/judgefloro^_book12006Word.doc
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eElven Supremacy 2010: 27 years Dalliance; LUIS, Armand & Angel; Violet Light [Jun. 22nd, 2010|01:05 pm]
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The Greatest Story of Friendship Ever Told, eBook Part One

2 years and a quarter of a century ago, LUIS, Armand and Angel changed my life and wrote my destiny (at exactly 7 p.m., June 2, 1983, at the wake of my father, Florentino, Sr.).

Even if today’s scientists began to investigate aliens and the matter of how something can be made to travel faster than the speed of light, hoping that man can time travel, still, the Violet lights of LUIS remains a mystery and I predict that this pure light would be solely his and mine.

The entire universe perforce is summed up into pure light, when mass, energy and all things including discovered quantum would remain a thing of the past, for they miserably fail to be at eternity or state, where there is no more constriction of time and space.

In this 2010 eBook, I write for and to the world, the greatest pre-destined story of friendship ever.

I am sharing with you and to the whole world, as I hereby publish online my 614 pages eSecond Book - "Philippine Mystic Dwarfs LUIS, Armand and Angel Meet Healing and Psychic Judge Florentino Floro" Part I, 2010 edition.

Download Judge Floro's 2nd Book, 2010 edition, Part I, 614 pages Word, Skydrive

http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/judgefloro^_june18%20book.doc


Download - Judge Floro's 2nd Book, 2010 edition, Part I, 614 pages, published PDF, Skydrive

http://tinyurl.com/judgefloros2ndbook2010edpartI

http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/judgefloro^_june18%20book.pdf


Unlike my 404 pages First Book (2006), which I wrote in just 2 weeks, I spent 3 1/2 years writing this, and I have not yet physically published the same. Uncensored and exhaustive, I desire it to be a compendium of the deepest secrets of the universe (per the Violet lights emanating from LUIS' bonito or dwarf hat), and dire prophecies ... For these reasons, inter alia, I state with certainty that this book tells the Greatest Dwarf Story ever told, or rather, the best story of friendship, ever.

I decided to write my book in a court pleading style. I opted to copy paste the news, links and stories in their entirety and I am not botherd by copyright violations. For me, I consider that the reader is entitled to reading the full story, news and accounts by journalists. I admit that a learned editor must still clean this book for style purposes. However, since the spiritualism involved in the book is so deep, then, I decide to publish it as is, now.

Since these 3 mystic dwarves bestowed upon my soul, for free all the hidden treasures that I was pre-destined to have received since 1983 until today, ergo, I am publishing to you my story and the case, for free. You can view, print, xerox and re-publish this book outside the Philippines. You can deal, sell and trade it at your own risk.

IN TIME, I desire to publish this book in the Philippines as I did with the First Book on 2006.

Furthermore, I intend to edit and publish the Second Part of this Book (about 700 pages) in due course.


Note:

Unlike my 2010 Second Book, my 2006 First Book was edited only for about 2 weeks, that is, from December 1 to December 14, 2006 and finished (for physical publication and online or e-book publication).

I began writing and editing my 2010 Second Book on January, 2007 and finished more than 10 times. After more than 3 1/2 years, I am sharing it with you and the whole world.

http://angelofdeathluisarmandandangel.blogspot.com/

Judge Florentino Floro's December 2006 First Book, 362/404 pages, published PDF "World Famous Mystic: Armand, Luis & Angel, The Three Dwarfs MEET The Judge --- Psychic & Healing Martyr of Filipino Justice"

Download - Judge Florentino Floro's December 2006 First Book , 404 pages, published PDF, Skydrive

http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/judgefloro%5E_book.pdf


Download Judge Floro's 1st Book, 2006, 362 pages Word, Skydrive

]http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.office.live.com/view.aspx/.Public/judgefloro%5E_book12006Word.doc

http://cid-e76bfff86f9a213f.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/judgefloro%5E_book12006Word.doc
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The SAGA of the 3 dwarves - Immortality [Oct. 9th, 2007|02:57 pm]
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1. The Main Decision: 75 pages - March 31, 2006 - A.M. No. RTJ-99-1460
http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2006/mar2006/A.M.%20No.%20RTJ-99-1460.htm
 
2. August 11, 2006, Denial of the Appeal
 
http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2006/august2006/A.M.%20No.%20RTJ-99-1460.htm
 
 3. July 12, 2007, Final Denial with Contempt Warning
 
http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2007/july2007/RTJ-99-1460.htm
 
SC TELLS ‘MYSTIC JUDGE’ - ‘Stop filing appeals or be cited in contempt’

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/topstories/topstories/view_article.php?article_id=77335
Thursday, July 19, 2007 - SC tells sacked psychic magistrate to stop bothering court
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/man/2007/07/19/news/sc.tells.sacked.psychic.magistrate.to.stop.bothering.court.html

Judge Floro's Appeal:
http://kevinunderhill.typepad.com/Documents/FloroThirdSupplemental.doc
Judge Floro's 400 pages BOOK - "World Famous Mystic Armand, Luis & Angel, The THREE Dwarves, MEET THE JUDGE, Psychic and Healing Martyr of Filipino Justice"
 
http://judgefloropics.blogspot.com/2006/12/filipino-psychic-named-2006-uk-times.html

Judge Floro on Wikimedia Commons: Biography

http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Judgefloro&oldid=16482677
 
Judge Floro's 23 Philippine TV documentaries on YouTube
 
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=%22florentino+floro%22&aq=f
 
Judge Floro's 12 Blogs on Blogger

http://www.blogger.com/profile/08050768475939438767

http://angelofdeathluisarmandandangel.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=judge+florentino+floro&aq=f
 
Judge Floro's 308, 326 & 115  photos on Photobucket, Friendster, and Flickr, respectively

http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/dd249/judgefloro/
http://www.friendster.com/viewphotos.php?a=0&uid=54505210
http://www.flickr.com/photos/judgefloro/

Judge Floro's Facebook, YouTube and Friendster accounts

http://www.facebook.com/people/Florentino-V-Floro/727323089
http://profiles.friendster.com/54505210
http://www.youtube.com/user/judgefloro
 
Judge Floro's Blogs:
 
1. Psychic and Healing Judge
http://psychic-and-healing-judge.blogspot.com/
 
2. The Curse of Mystic Dwarves LUIS, ARMAND & ANGEL
http://judgefloropics.blogspot.com/

3. ANGEL OF DEATH, LUIS ARMAND and ANGEL
http://angelofdeathluisarmandandangel.blogspot.com/
 
 
4. TPM Cafe:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/profile/judgefloro
 
Judge Floro' Accounts / Bios / Pics on:
 

MySpace.com:
myspace.com/judgefloro
http://www.myspace.com/judgefloro
 
Multiply:
 
http://judgefloro.multiply.com/journal
http://judgefloro.multiply.com/profile
http://judgefloro.multiply.com/
 
LiveJournal:
http://judge-floro.livejournal.com/
http://judge-floro.livejournal.com/profile
 

 
Now Public:
http://members.nowpublic.com/judgefloro


Digg:
http://digg.com/users/judgefloro

StumbleUpon:
http://judgefloro.stumbleupon.com/home/    http://judgefloro.stumbleupon.com/
http://judgefloro.stumbleupon.com/tag/judge-florentino-floro/
http://judgefloro.stumbleupon.com/about/
http://judgefloro.stumbleupon.com/

Reference Encyclopedia: User:Florentino floro
http://www.referenceencyclopedia.com/?title=User:Florentino_floro

MedLibrary.org : User:Florentino floro
http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/User:Florentino_floro

WikiPilipinas : User:Florentino floro
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=User:Florentino_floro

Sprinko Encyclopedia: User:Florentino floro
http://encyclopedia.sprinko.com/index.php?title=User:Florentino_floro
 

http://psychic-and-healing-judge.blogspot.com/2007/03/sc-objocad-disbarment-case-vs-ca-dirty.html
 
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2007/july/30/yehey/metro/20070730met1.html
 
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2007/july/30/yehey/metro/20070730met1.html

Monday, July 30, 2007 - SC to probe TRO fixers, justices in appeals court

 
Judge Floro on Front Pages of:
 
1. New York Times - World Briefing: Europe, Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia -
THE PHILIPPINES: JUDGE SEEKS REINSTATEMENT
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/04/world/04briefs.html
 
1b. CNN. com TRANSCRIPTS | ShowBiz Tonite with A.J. Hammer.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0605/03/sbt.01.html
1c. Sydney Morning Herald | 2006 Times Online Judge of the Year
The award for judge of the year went to Judge Florentino Floro Jr. - The Times December 05, 2006

A chilli-hot year for whiny garbage - David Pannick, QC
http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/NZ-lawyer-wins-bizarre-conduct-award/2006/12/06/1165080995623.html#
1d. 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for April 10 -
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12268699/
 
2. BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Filipino 'dwarf' judge loses case
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5261856.stm
 
Juiz que consultava duendes é afastado nas Filipinas - BBC Brasil
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/portuguese/reporterbbc/story/2006/08/060818_juizduendespu.shtml
 
Hakim percaya gaib dipecat - BBC Indonesia
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/indonesian/news/story/2006/08/060821_philippinejudge.shtml
 
2.a. Le Figaro.fr - Le juge et ses trois gnomes renvoyés des prétoires
 
http://www.lefigaro.fr/people/20060818.WWW000000287_le_juge_et_ses_trois_gnomes_renvoyes_des_pretoires.html
 
 
3. UK Times Online, "The Times"  -  June 6, 2006
I used to be a judge but I'm all right now . . . by David Pannick QC
 
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/columnists/david_pannick/article671074.ece
 
4 . UK James Hookway, Taiwan, Wall Street Journal, Front Page A1 - September 17, 2007
 In the Philippines, Ex-Judge Consults Three Wee Friends
Mr. Floro Loses His Job But Becomes a Celebrity; Using a Little Elfin Magic

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB118999288641229392-95G0Ue1f7TUZOJoD8v3ZgLndq0k_20080916.html?mod=rss_free
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118999288641229392.html?mod=psp_free_today
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB118999288641229392-Kh8oBb4trD_IFGcOCcZsuCSTocI_20071016.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top
 
Wall Street Journal, Opinion Journal, July 27, 2006
'I Never Consulted Any Imaginary Dwarf'
http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110008710
 
5. James Randi, JREF Newsletter - FILIPINO JUSTICE - May 19, 2006
http://www.randi.org/jr/2006-05/051906sylvia.html#i13
 
The 3 Stooges: ARMAND, LUIS & ANGEL, The THREE Dwarves MEET THE JUDGE
http://www.randi.org/images/commentary/200605/19dwarfs.jpg
 
6. Ripley's Believe It or Not!  #70(6/8/2006)
 
http://jog.cocolog-nifty.com/english/2007/01/ripleys_believe_16.html
http://jog.cocolog-nifty.com/english/2007/01/index.html
http://jog.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/060608_abc.gif
http://jog.cocolog-nifty.com/english/files/0070.pdf
 
7. Skeptics Dictionary - Newsletter 67 - Hi! I'm psychic and I'm here to help!
http://skepdic.com/news/newsletter67.html
 
7.a. News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd - Judges Gone Wild!
http://artvoice.com/issues/v5n39/news_of_the_weird
http://208.109.242.142/archives/archives-2006/weirdnewsvol15ed38.html
 
 
Judge Floro on YouTube:
 
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=judge+floro
 
Channel 9, RPN-9: August 30, 2000
Kasangga Mo Ang Langit with Rey & Reyster Langit - August 30, 2000
Channel 2, Abs-Cbn / Anc-News:
Magandang Gabi Bayan - with Gus Abelgas - August 21, 1999
Assignment - with Cong. Teddy Locsin
Disbarment vs. C.J. Davide, Jr. - with R.G. Cruz - September 10, 2006
ABS-CBN SPECIAL: KABA KUTOB KILABOT - with Catherine De Castro and Albert Martinez - October 29, 2006
Healing Oil, Kimpormasyon - with Kim Atienza - April 3, 2007
Patrol, "Imprecation / Curse on the Judiciary" - April 4, 2007
MUNDO NG MALIGNO - with Kim Atienza - October 31, 2006
Kontrobersyal of the Year 2006 - with Mr. Boy Abunda - May 12, 2006
Channel 11, GMA Kapuso and Q-TV:
"Sa Pulso", GMA Kapuso and Q-TV - with Ivan Merina - November 12, 2006
Channel 5, ABC TV:
FRONTLINES - December 28, 2006
"Totoo TV" -  ONE HOUR, with Ariel & Maverick

Judge Floros Interview about the Story of Luis, Armand & Angel:

1. Sam Chambers, Kent, UK, China, The Standard,
Creature features of the Philippines - Saturday, September 02, 2006
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=26375&sid=9641493&con_type=3&d_str=20060902
Florentino and the three dwarves
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=26377&sid=9682141&con_type=1&d_str=20060902

2. By UK, Hyde- Sunday, June 4. 2006 - Damn Data, Cabinet of Wonder - Dwarves of Law revisited
http://www.wunderkabinett.co.uk/damndata/index.php?/archives/373-Dwarves-of-Law-revisited.html
Memorandum of Dire Prophecies of LUIS, Angelus Dei Per Judge Florentino V. Floro
 (April 6, 2006 to October 7, 2007)

The Prophet: Dire Predictions of Judge Floro
Hope Diamond: Mystic Dwarfs LUIS, Armand & Angel,
Psychic Judge curse JBC, 14 S.C. Justices and Judiciary
 
http://angelofdeathluisarmandandangel.blogspot.com/2006/10/prophet-dire-predictions-of-judge.html
 

Judge Floro's 28 pages, 86,214views, 1,400 replies Legendary thread on RUSH Counterparts Message Board:

http://www.rushmessageboard.com/cpmb/index.php?showtopic=2112&st=1350&start=1350


Judge Floro's emails and yahoo / msn messengers:

judge_florentino_v_floro@yahoo.com

judgefloro@yahoo.com
judgefloro@hotmail.com
Judge Floro's contact numbers:

Celphone No. secretary Belen:  0916-5204998

digitel Philippines land line - (044) 662-8203
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Religious Freedom on the Bench - Lowering the Bar Cited as International Precedent [Jul. 16th, 2006|01:30 pm]
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Kevin Underhill, prominent U.S. lawyer wrote on Philippine Landmark case of Psychic Judge Floro:
http://www.loweringthebar.net/2006/06/lowering_the_ba.html

"who would you rather have as a judge: somebody who takes bribes; or an honest guy who happens to have lightning teeth and well-educated spirit friends but can pass the hardest bar exam .."


Lowering the Bar Cited as International Precedent

I mentioned in the "Lowering the Bar" presentation I did two weeks ago that I had heard from Judge Florentino Floro, who I had written about twice before.  You may recall that Judge Floro was dismissed (or "separated") from the bench in Malabon City, a suburb north of Manila, after questions arose about his practices of starting court days with a reading from the Book of Revelations, conducting faith-healing sessions in chambers, and consulting three "mystic dwarves" named Luis, Armand and Angel for advice and predictions of future events.  As Judge Floro was a judge, that seemed to fall within the scope of this project and I did mention him a couple of times.

Judge Floro emailed me (and a number of others who had written about him) a couple of weeks ago, primarily to thank everyone for writing about his case.  He noted that he was appealing his case, forwarded us some pleadings, and was kind enough to answer a few questions.  Here's an (edited) summary of the answers:

LoTB: First, what is the difference between a separation and a dismissal?  Is it possible you could be reinstated?  If so, would you want to be a judge again?  Was it fun to be a judge?

JF:  Dismissal, under our laws, carries with it perpetual disqualification & DISBARMENT. . . . I believe that the laws are in my favor. But, I cannot tell you what will be their votes. . . . I would want to be a judge [again]. It is not fun, since I am honest. I had to wake up 6 am and sleep at 9pm and week ends I pen decisions; it is nightmare. But, my neighbor judges, they come to court, 10 am, deal only with juicy cases and they put in the backburner the not juicy ones; they play golf, 1 pm. This is not an exaggeration, since their staff and fixers do all the jobs.

LoTB: Second, why did the press say that Luis, Armand and Angel were “dwarves”?  Was this a mistranslation of “dwende,” the mischievious spirits believed to reside in anthills (also translated “gnomes”)?  Are they truly of small stature?  Did they help you with your opinions, and if so, do they have any legal training?

JF:  Answer: The names of my spirit guides are Luis, Armand and Angel; they are not the ordinary dwarves, gnomes, leprechauns, vulcans, . . . Luis is the King of Kings of elementals, an angel of God; if you are a Christian, you can read this in genesis,etc. and you can click angels in encyclopedia.com or wikkipedia,etc. . . In Ireland - a Catholic country - they can see dwarfs, but only the ordinary kind. LUIS IS THE KING OF ALL KINGS OF THESE. Usually, they are of small stature, but they only appear to me in the form of lights. TRUTH: I never used the word “DWARVES” in any DECISION, and I never consulted any imaginary dwarf to pen my decisions.  LUIS is highly educated.

LoTB: Third, you stated that you were the fifth-best psychic in the Philippines.  Who do you think are the top four, and do any of them practice law?

JF:  I stated in 1998 that I believe our President Ferdinand Marcos is # 1. . . I specifically have the following gifts: cross of the tongue, lightning teeth, my eyes emit spiritual fires, and my hands emit extreme heat that heals the poorest of the poor (with heat-processed coconut oil). All of us are psychics to a degree but very few can bend spoons. I was gifted with healing, bilocation, exorcism,etc. I graduated 2nd full honors and placed 12th in our 1983 Bar Exams, 87.55% (our Bar exam is the toughest, since many aspirants here who failed 3 x could easily pass your Bar in California, please do not be offended).

LoTB: Fourth, I am very interested to know what verse or verses of the Bible you selected to begin each court day.  One report stated that at least on some days these verses were from the Book of Revelations.  Is that true, and what are your favorite verses from that Book?

JF: In 1998, when I assumed office . . . I asked them to read the Book of revelations, because it is the hardest book but there it is, ALL. My favorite verses of the Bible are ECCLESIASTES, there the philosophy of life’s uselessness and injustice but God will judge everything done in secret. Also, the psalms, on curses on God’s punishment versus evil.

Judge Floro and I have corresponded a few times now and he seems to be a very pleasant man who is certainly convinced of the justice of his cause.  (Judge Floro, please let me know if I've misstated anything in this report.)  With his permission, I did talk about him and his case at the presentation a couple of weeks ago.  I think it is fair to say that people were quite interested in the matter, although there is probably not much we can do from halfway around the world.

Or at least that's what I thought.  In a third supplemental pleading that Judge Floro forwarded me last night, I was a little surprised, but proud, to see that he had cited me as one of a number of worldwide authorities on his case.  The pleading starts by reprinting most of an article on the case by Justice William Bedsworth, an associate justice in California's 4th District Court of Appeals, who has his own blog and who frequently publishes articles in the legal papers here as well.  Judge Floro also cites (among others) another California attorney, Lester Hardy; David Pannick, a British attorney; Ken Blanchard, a management and business writer (The One Minute Manager); a French blogger; and Che Vaughn, a tarot reader and clairvoyant who shares her home with "a couple of spirits, some shadow people, some black blobs, one homunculus and a cat."

Also, Lowering the Bar, which gets about two of the thirty pages.  The posts are accurately quoted, I'm pretty sure, and the biographical information on me (from our firm's website) looks right too -- I have to admit, though, that Judge Floro embellished a bit by describing me as a "celebrated" San Francisco lawyer.  My dog is generally excited to see me, but that's about the only celebration I generate.

Judge Floro is asking for reinstatement and about four years' worth of back wages.  As best I can tell from the pleadings, his argument is more or less that he should not have been separated from the bench just because of his beliefs, so long as he served his country and Malabon City in a fair and honorable manner.  That's a fair point -- who would you rather have as a judge: somebody who takes bribes; or an honest guy who happens to have lightning teeth and well-educated spirit friends but can pass the hardest bar exam in the world?  I know my answer.

I have to say though, Judge Floro, I don't know that citing the world's blog posts will add anything to to the heartfelt and very, very lengthy briefing you've already presented to the court.  And you should always be careful when using sarcasm in pleadings, especially somebody else's.  Also, I think a lot of practicing lawyers would suggest that there is life outside the law, and so maybe this is a good time to follow your dream of being more involved with the horses or the world of horse racing.  Having said that, I wish you luck in whatever you decide to do.

June 30, 2006 in International Law, Lowering the Bench, Religion, The Paranormal | Permalink

 

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Judges and Dwarfs Don't Mix - California Court of Appeals Justice Bedsworth, 5-12' 06 [Jul. 15th, 2006|01:55 pm]
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Judges and Dwarfs Don't Mix - California Court of Appeals Justice Bedsworth, 5-12' 06 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I desire to share with you, this JOURNAL, a simple piece from the FAR, FAR OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD: Judges and Dwarfs Don't Mix - California Court of Appeals Justice Bedsworth, 5-12' 06, wrote on Judge Floro: http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.com/journal_beds.asp http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.co...58&PagePosition= Reuters, "A Philippine judge who could see into the future, admitted consulting imaginary mystic dwarfs asked for his job back. My hat's off to former-Judge Floro" "Judges are, by and large, not the flamingos of the justice swamp. It's also how we got here. I've been watching this system for 35 years ... Every quarter the Judicial Conduct Reporter lands on my desk and I put aside whatever I'm working on to read it. Talk about psychotherapy. I start out thinking myself a flawed human being, struggling to get as many right as I can and hoping against hope I won't disappoint the people who put me here. By the time I'm finished, I think I'm ready for the Hall of Fame. Forget Brandeis and Cardozo, I feel like Gandhi. The things other judges are doing make me want to call Davies and ask what took him so long! Usually the Judicial Conduct Reporters have a theme. Usually it's sexual harassment. Sexual harassment seems to be the judicial equivalent of the common cold. But there are other themes: bullying people, inappropriate gifts, ill-advised charitable activities. One of my favorites was "Judicial Road Rage." This was a collection of guys8 who didn't just yell at another motorist or flip them off, but had them arrested. These people actually sent their bailiffs out, or called the sheriff, and had motorists whose driving offended them tossed into the hoosegow. Not just one guy who did that, several of them! A gaggle! Nor do we talk to imaginary mystic dwarfs. Yep. That's what it says: imaginary mystic dwarfs. Until today, I would not have considered my lack of involvement with imaginary mystic dwarfs a great achievement. Until today, I would not have understood it as a compliment if someone said, "I've got some issues with Bedsworth; about the best thing I can say about him is he doesn't talk to imaginary mystic dwarfs." But today I found out the mystic dwarf thing is grounds for removal of a judge in the Philippines. According to Reuters, "A Philippine judge who claimed he could see into the future and admitted consulting imaginary mystic dwarfs has asked for his job back after being sacked by the country's Supreme Court." Wow. I'm too old to use the word "awesome," but I just don't know how else to describe that. As judicial flameouts go, that's Krakatoa. My hat's off to former-Judge Florentino Floro and his ... uh ... staff. This beats the hell out of anything the Judicial Conduct Reporter's come up with lately. And I just love it. I love it because it appeared when I was right up against my deadline.9 I love it because it makes me feel superior. I love it because I've never previously gotten to type the phrase "imaginary mystic dwarfs." And I love it because the guy is APPEALING! As near as I can determine, he's making this out to be a freedom of religion issue. He says, "They should not have dismissed me for what I believed." Certainly, I can sympathize with that position. The prospect of judges being removed because of their personal belief systems is anathema to all of us. But I think once it's established that you, "told investigators that three mystic dwarfs — Armand, Luis and Angel — helped you carry out healing sessions during breaks in chambers," you gotta expect to trudge through a little grief. I mean, these aren't just your ordinary, garden-variety, run-of-the-mill imaginary mystic dwarfs. These are imaginary mystic healing dwarfs! You gotta expect the local bar to be a little leery when you tell 'em, "Counsel, I regret that I cannot grant your motion. But if you'll just step into chambers, me and Luis and Armand will use our mystic powers to cure that arthritic knee of yours." .. but I'm not sure saying you can see into the future requires much elaboration. Certainly it made Judge Floro's future pretty clear. Certainly the Philippine Supreme Court thinks it lowers your score. Although they were very diplomatic about it. According to Reuters, "The Supreme Court said it was not within its expertise to conclude that Floro was insane, but agreed with the court clinic's finding that he was psychotic." I'm not sure just what distinction they were drawing here. They may have been saying, "We're not psychiatrists, so we can't say he's gone stark, staring loony tunes on us, but we certainly agree with the doctors who said it." Or they may have concluded that, in today's world, one psychosis hardly differentiates you from the rest of society; it takes at least two or three to qualify for a diagnosis of insanity. Either way, they confiscated his robe and his ruby slippers and fined him $780.10 And, mirabile dictu, Judge Floro is appealing. I don't have a clue who to.11 Who do you appeal to after the Philippine Supreme Court disrobes you? Seems to me, you and the dwarfs have pretty much topped out when you lose in your nation's supreme court. I can't really see The Hague taking this one on. But Judge Floro has vowed an appeal, and, since he can see into the future, I have to assume it's gonna come to pass. And I'm not about to take a chance that I might miss the outcome of this saga. I'm going online as soon as I finish writing this to subscribe to the Philippine Judicial Conduct Quarterly. Then I'm gonna contact the dwarfs and see if they can do anything about my putting. 10 I have no idea how they came up with $780. Maybe that was the cost of the psychiatric evaluation. After all, it couldn't have taken long. back Posted by William W. Bedsworth on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 18:01 Lester F. Hardy from United States on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 20:12 - IP LoggedHaving read Judge Floro's posting on this blog, I am inclined to revise my suggestion. In his case I think sixteenth century Spain would be a far better choice than contemporary Iceland. Icelandic elves, at least in so far as I can judge from the available literature, have little or nothing in common with avenging angels and similarly disposed spirit guides. Torquemada, on the other hand, might have found a use for Judge Floro's unusual capabilities. Comments by Lester F. Hardy from United States on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 14:00 - IP LoggedI think perhaps that what Judge Floro needs is a simple change of venue. Consider Iceland, where government agencies consult maps identifying the location of elf-abodes before siting projects (a google search will readily turn up articles by Rolf Soderlind of Reuters, Colin Nickerson of the Boston Globe, and Sarah Lyall of the New York Times (7/13/05). The consideration given in some nations to elf-habitat has prompted at least one observer to suggest that elves enjoy legal protection, or "elf rights", in both Iceland and Ireland (look for "Do Elves Have Rights" by Jeremy Harte; see also a discussion of elves in the context of a Yale Law School party at the Yale Daily News) One has to consider the possibility that in Iceland, where according to some, 10% believe outright in the existence of elves and more than half think its possible or probable, including the President (opinion poll references shows up in a number of news articles, including those by Soderlind and Nickerson) a judge professing the beliefs expressed by Judge Soro might blend right in. Come to think of it, the Ninth Circuit might want to consider a move as well." judgefloro View Public Profile Send a private message to judgefloro Send email to judgefloro Find all posts by judgefloro Add judgefloro to Your Buddy List
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