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A Fervent And A Frightened Prayer

From The Verdict (1982), starring Paul Newman, screenplay by David Mamet and directed by Sidney Lumet.

Galvin: Well…You know, so much of the time we’re just lost. We say, “Please, God, tell us what is right. Tell us what is true.”

I mean there is no justice. The rich win; the poor are powerless. We become tired of hearing people lie. And after a time we become dead, a little dead. We think of ourselves as victims — and we become victims. We become weak; we doubt ourselves; we doubt our beliefs; we doubt our institutions; and we doubt the law.

But today you are the law. You are the law, not some book, not the lawyers, not a marble statue, or the trappings of the court. See, those are just symbols of our desire to be just. They are, in fact, a prayer. I mean, a fervent and a frightened prayer.

In my religion, they say, “Act as if you had faith; faith will be given to you.”

If we are to have faith in justice we need only to believe in ourselves and act with justice. See, I believe there is justice in our hearts.

Broward Judges Face Challengers As Races Close

Broward judges will face last minute challengers as the races are set for August. County Judge Nina DiPietro will face off against Brenda Di Ioia and former Judge Ian Richards. Many Broward insiders were surprised by Richards last minute entry into the race. Richards lost his seat in 2014 to underdog candidate Claudia Robinson.

Judge Kal Evans will face off against another last minute candidate, Phyliss Pritcher. Moments before Pritcher entered the race, Evans’ other challenger,  Kathleen McCarthy switched to a different race. She will run against Judge Stephen Zaccor.

Attorney Dale Miller qualified for the Group 3 seat. He will face Adam Geller, Rhoda Sokoloff and Judy Stern’s latest candidate, Florence Barner.