Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge WENDY BERGER has applied for a seat on our Florida Supreme Court with the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominations Commission, which meets Monday, November 28, 2016 in Orlando.
The JNC will interview eleven candidates on TV, then deliberate privately.
In a redacted filing intended for members of the public, Judge BURGER omits her husband's name and employer, and did not include his income on her Florida Ethics Commission Form 6.
Her husband's name is LARRY. LARRY's name appears in articles and her website.
Larry is a corporate Executive Vice President and CEO.
The name of JUDGE BERGER's spouse or corporate employer is not a national security secret.
Thus, WENDY BERGER's material omission of her husband's name and corporations of which he is EVP and CEO suggests her unfitness to serve on the Florida Supreme Court.
In listing persons, firms and organizations from which she would recuse herself, she did not list the name of her husband's employer\.
If JUDGE WENDY BERGER thinks our Florida Constitution, Article I, Section 24 or F.S. 119 permits her sua sponte to try to secrete information about her husband's employment from you and me, she's just whistlin' Dixie.
She needs remedial coursework in ethics and Florida Sunshine and Open Records.
I wrote JNC:
From: Ed Slavin
Sent: Mon, Nov 21, 2016 4:09 pm
Subject: Re: Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission meeting; Open Records Request Redactions