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Click to open document 03/06/2017 NOTICE-FORMAL CHARGES PT Inquiry Concerning A Judge JQC BY: PT Alexander J. Williams 99225
03/06/2017 No Fee Required
Click to open document 03/06/2017 ACKNOWLEDGMENT LETTER-NEW CASE Supreme Court Florida FSC BY: Supreme Court Florida FSC
Click to open document 03/06/2017 ORDER-HIGH PROFILE Because of significant public and media interest in this matter, this case has been designated as a high profile case and all material must be filed through the Florida Courts eFiling Portal. All documents filed will be posted on the Supreme Court web page. Parties are directed to ensure that all documents filed are in compliance with rules 2.420, 2.425 and 2.526 of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.
Click to open document 03/07/2017 NOTICE-APPEARANCE RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 FILED AS "NOTICE OF APPEARANCE AS COUNSEL"
Click to open document 03/13/2017 NOTICE-APPEARANCE PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200 FILED AS "NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL TO FJQC HEARING PANEL"
Click to open document 03/16/2017 NOTICE PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200 FILED AS "NOTICE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE"
Click to open document 03/24/2017 ANSWER RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 FILED AS "RESPONDENT JUDGE SANTINO'S ANSWER TO NOTICE OF FORMAL CHARGES"
Click to open document 04/03/2017 ORDER-JQC HEARING PANEL FILED AS "ORDER SCHEDULING FINAL HEARING AND PREHEARING DEADLINES"
Click to open document 05/04/2017 NOTICE RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 FILED AS "NOTICE OF TAKING DEPOSITION"
Click to open document 05/09/2017 NOTICE RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 FILED AS "NOTICE OF TAKING DEPOSITION"
Click to open document 07/06/2017 MISC. DOCKET ENTRY RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 FILED AS "JUDGE SANTINO'S PREHEARING STATEMENT"
Click to open document 07/06/2017 MISC. DOCKET ENTRY PT Inquiry Concerning A Judge JQC BY: PT Alexander J. Williams 99225 FILED AS "PREHEARING STATEMENT OF THE FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION" **THE FILING HAS THE WRONG SUPREME COURT CASE NUMBER; AN AMENDED FILING HAS BEEN FILED**
Click to open document 07/06/2017 MISC. DOCKET ENTRY PT Inquiry Concerning A Judge JQC BY: PT Alexander J. Williams 99225 FILED AS "PREHEARING STATEMENT OF THE FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION" (AMENDED AS TO SUPREME COURT CASE NUMBER)
Click to open document 07/11/2017 ORDER-JQC HEARING PANEL FILED AS "AMENDED ORDER SCHEDULING FINAL HEARING AND PREHEARING DEADLINES (Prehearing Conference Date Only)"
Click to open document 07/18/2017 MISC. DOCKET ENTRY RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 FILED AS "SUPPLEMENT TO PREHEARING STATEMENT"
Click to open document 07/19/2017 NOTICE OF HEARING PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200 FILED AS "NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING"
Click to open document 07/21/2017 NOTICE-FILING RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 FILED AS "JUDGE SANTINO'S NOTICE OF FILING CHARACTER LETTERS"
Click to open document 07/21/2017 MOTION-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE PT Inquiry Concerning A Judge JQC BY: PT Alexander J. Williams 99225 FILED AS "JOINT-MOTION TO EXTEND DEADLINE FOR FILING BRIEF" (BEFORE THE HEARING PANEL OF THE FJQC)
Click to open document 07/21/2017 ORDER-JQC HEARING PANEL FILED AS "ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE TRIAL MEMORANDA"
Click to open document 07/24/2017 MEMORANDUM OF LAW RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 FILED AS "JUDGE SANTINO'S MEMORANDUMOF LAW REGARDING DISCIPLINE"
Click to open document 07/24/2017 MISC. DOCKET ENTRY PT Inquiry Concerning A Judge JQC BY: PT Alexander J. Williams 99225 FILED AS "TRIAL MEMORANDUM OF THE FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION"
Click to open document 08/01/2017 NOTICE OF HEARING PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200
Click to open document 09/28/2017 FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATION PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200 Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Recommendations of the Hearing Panel, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
Click to open document 09/28/2017 ORDER-SHOW CAUSE (JQC) Pursuant to Rule 2.310, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, this is to command you, The Honorable Dana Marie Santino, to show cause on or before October 18, 2017, why the recommended action should not be granted. The Commission may file a reply pursuant to Rule 2.310(b)(1), Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, on or before November 7, 2017. The Honorable Dana Marie Santino may file her reply to the Commission's reply, on or before November 17, 2017. *SERVICE LIST CORRECTED 9/29/2017*
Click to open document 09/29/2017 NOTICE-FILING PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200 Notice of Filing Petitioner's Exhibits -- Petitioner's Index of Exhibits, Exhibits 1-17 and Original Stipulated Factual Timeline (FJQC Ex. 16)
Click to open document 09/29/2017 EXHIBITS PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200
Click to open document 09/29/2017 NOTICE-FILING PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200 Notice of Filing Hearing Transcript -- Final Hearing before the FJQC Hearing Panel, Volumes I and II (August 2, 2017)
Click to open document 09/29/2017 EXHIBITS PT Judicial Qualifications Commission JQC BY: PT Lauri Waldman Ross 311200 Respondent's Index of Exhibits, and Exhibits 1-22
Click to open document 10/03/2017 MOTION-EXT OF TIME (RESPONSE) RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Response
Click to open document 10/03/2017 ORDER-EXT OF TIME GR (RESPONSE) Respondent's "Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Response" is granted and respondent is allowed to and including November 20, 2017, in which to serve its response. Multiple extensions of time for the same filing are discouraged. Absent extenuating circumstances, subsequent requests may be denied. All other times are extended accordingly.
Click to open document 11/20/2017 RESPONSE RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 Judge Santino's Response to this Honorable Court's Order to Show Cause
Click to open document 12/11/2017 REPLY TO RESPONSE PT Inquiry Concerning A Judge JQC BY: PT Alexander J. Williams 99225 Reply of The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission to Judge Santino's Response to the Court's Order to Show Cause
Click to open document 12/13/2017 MOTION-EXT OF TIME (RESPONSE) RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 Filed as "Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply to Commission's Reply"
Click to open document 12/13/2017 ORDER-EXT OF TIME GR (RESPONSE) Respondent's "Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply to Commission's Reply" is granted and respondent is allowed to and including January 16, 2018, in which to serve its reply to reply. Multiple extensions of time for the same filing are discouraged. Absent extenuating circumstances, subsequent requests may be denied. All other times are extended accordingly.
Click to open document 01/16/2018 REPLY TO REPLY RS Hon. Dana Marie Santino 351740 BY: RS James J. Kroll 96466 Judge Santino's Reply to Judicial Qualifications Commission Reply
Click to open document 01/17/2018 ORDER-NO REQ SCHED (MISC) The above case has been submitted to the Court without oral argument.
Click to open document 07/02/2018 DISP-REMOVAL FROM OFFICE (JQC) Upon consideration of the recommendation of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission and the filings in this case, we hereby remove Judge Dana Marie Santino from the office of county judge of Palm Beach County, effective at 5 p.m. today. The Court Administrator for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit shall submit a personnel action request (PAR) form to the Personnel Office of the Office of the State Courts Administrator for processing. Absent an order from this Court, a motion for rehearing of this decision will not toll the effective date of the removal. Full opinion to follow.