Welcome, Contestants!


And here they are. Some good, some bad, some in between:

Applicants to replace Justice Raoul Cantero III include three judges from the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami: Angel Cortinas, Juan Ramirez Jr. and Leslie Rothenberg. Applications also arrived from Miami-Dade Circuit Judges Gisela Cardonne Ely, Kevin Emas and Israel Reyes.
shim-4724393Other applicants from South Florida are Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jorge Labarga, who blocked a recount in the 2000 presidential election; Frank R. Jimenez of Miami, general counsel of the Department of the Navy and former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Jeb Bush; Manuel Farach, former Palm Beach County Bar Association president; Greenberg Traurig shareholder Edward Guedes of Miami Beach; Florida International University law professor H. Scott Fingerhut of Miami; Paul C. Regensdorf, a Fort Lauderdale shareholder with Stearns Weaver Weisler Miller & Sitterson; and Fort Lauderdale solo practitioner Michael D. Gelety.

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