1.) John Fry Monday, moments before his first ever official business; 2.) Mindy Solomon, Tuesday;
3.) Cancer cluster? The evacuated offices of Susan Greenhawt, Cheryl Aleman, and Mily Rodriguez-Powell are the talk of the town. Here's the Sun Sentinel on the developments, and what we were told in December. Should the old building be evacuated immediately? Should criminal hearings be moved to the Stockade, to accommodate the civil division in the North Wing until the new building opens?; 4.) Some interesting Courthouse Ink, the same on both wrists; 5.) "Poetry In Motion" - Merrilee Ehrlich sets the judicial standard for proactive and preventative justice in Broward. Her every other month poetry and essay program (named above) taps the creative talents of at-risk kids. They get community service hours too. She's also got a library in her courtroom, with borrowing privileges. At last month's Poetry In Motion, she loosened up a group of DJJ folks & kids & parents & courtroom staff by busting out in a brief rhyme, while wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Now if she'd only loosen up the counterproductive no talking rules in her courtroom ... 6.) Mickey Rocque and Alcee Hastings.
February 2nd - that's the date for further arguments before Steve DeLuca in the Red Light Camera cases. Broward's have been aggregated before one judge, like neighboring counties. The trusty Traffic Brigade has the cities reeling thus far, since proper procedures aren't in place. Camera angles in the photos rarely conclusively prove violations, and even the good ones aren't coming in under Business Records or Silent Witness theories ...
32 - that's the number of PD Applications the Clerk's Office sent back to judges for "further action" last week, after checking for home and vessel ownership. No word on what judges are doing with the attempted freeloaders, or how many applications were checked during the first week back ...
MO Follow-Up - Steve Schaet, City of Fort Lauderdale Public Defender, has picked up Hollywood too. It seems Howard Finkelstein's letter put Hollywood in a responsive mood. Homeless now have hope, after being ignored by city attorneys. Bonus - BBulldog - Finkelstein on poor and homeless.
Attention ASA's - Unionize! Judges in New York are doing it ... why can't you? The timing is perfect, since Satz and his inner circle need your help to secure retirement benefits Nirvana in 2012!
Coming soon - Tales of the Nouveau Elite!
Do It Again!
Courts Clerk Forman Cries Poor Mouth
Public airing of "Taj Mahal" courthouse costs set
PB Post: Reduce wrongful convictions
Defendant with no language proves difficult to prosecute
DBR: Alfieri, Donnelly for Inspector General Commission