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 
                        (via SDFL

DBR: Alfieri, Donnelly for Inspector General Commission


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  • 1/12/2011 10:17 AM Sssh wrote:
    Ehrlich is ok but the ASAs can't be approached in court. They can't leave court either. How stupid. You can't get anything done. PAs can't sit there all day either waiting for a break. PDs hate it in there too.
  • 1/12/2011 10:22 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Is that a doily from Hugh's Cafe on her robe?
  • 1/12/2011 10:55 AM Anonymous wrote:
    A rap? Are you kidding?
  • 1/12/2011 11:20 AM Anonymous wrote:
    What did she rap about? The price of tires for a Lexus?
  • 1/12/2011 11:28 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Those offices are evacuated? They looked the same when they were open for business.
  • 1/12/2011 11:30 AM Anonymous wrote:
    The Stockade is no longer available. The County Commission sold it to a Commissioner's son-in-law who runs a construction company for $350.00.
  • 1/12/2011 11:32 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Alcee was the best judge money could buy.
  • 1/12/2011 11:34 AM Anonymous wrote:
    How will Mindy play solitaire with no computer on the bench?
  • 1/12/2011 1:06 PM Anonymous wrote:
    She won't need a computer loaded with Solitaire until she figures out all the ins and outs of being a County Judge.

    Expect the computer to show up Friday.
  • 1/12/2011 4:14 PM Anonymous wrote:
    She has her I-Pad!
  • 1/12/2011 4:34 PM Need new courthouse wrote:
    After some test were conducted in Aleman courtroom general area. Heavy mold spores and asbestos in the ceiling and the floor tiles. All the lawsuits filed by clerks and others that have been getting sick for years as a result of this toxic courthouse.

    Bill you were wrong Broward needs a new courthouse.
  • 1/12/2011 4:47 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Mold spores and asbestos

  • 1/12/2011 4:55 PM Anonymous wrote:
    The building is sick. That should have been the focus of the new courthouse sales pitch instead of plumbing and space issues.
  • 1/12/2011 5:36 PM NO NEW COURTHOUSE wrote:
    I don't think that there is really anything wrong with the old courthouse. I think all this is just hype.

    The thing that is really disturbing is that 3 other broward judges would use Judge Aleman's demise in attempts to play to those that want a new courthouse.

    Although it might not be surprising with the people involved. You remember all the hype, and I suspect, well organized flood issues that happened when they were first trying to push the idea of a new courthouse to the tune of 350 million dollars that the voters soundly defeated? I do.

    And as I recall there were other judges coming forward at that time saying that there weren't enough closets in the courthouse?

    You'd think it was a new home (they) were buying and not that of the tax payers of this county.

    The whole idea of a new courthouse is utterly ridiculous and they know it.

    The rest of this is just fabricated propaganda and is disgusting that they would stoop to this level to get a New Courthouse so that they can enter and leave it when they want to and not be seen in the process.

    Look at the mess in Tampa with their Taj Mahal and the ridiculous cost overrides including wide screen tv's costing the tax payers there an exorbitant amount of money which I suspect will end in an investigation that the judges responsible are already trying to distance themselves from.

    Look for a much worse situation here in Broward.
  • 1/12/2011 7:50 PM Anonymous wrote:
    If mold spores and asbestos are present as per the test reports, a new courthouse is needed. The amounts families can sue for will be enormous.

    If the continue to operate a mold and asbestos contaminated courthouse then the county is liable any real lawyer knows that fact.
  • 1/12/2011 7:58 PM The Good The Bad and The Ugly wrote:
    Judge John Fry gets major props. He is as great a Judge as he was an attorney. Way to go John!

    Judge Mindy Solomon....she's doing good. Time will tell.

    Judge Ehrlich - the doily isn't from Hughes. They don't have them. It's a left-over from the old Burger King.

    NO NEW COURTHOUSE - You should rot in hell for your thinking the late Judge Aleman's passing had nothing to do with the mold and other dealdly things in the air. How about we do this: You or one of your family members work up there everyday 12 months and we'll see how well you are in the next 18. Eat S and D, loser.
  • 1/12/2011 8:04 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Maybe be we should put Fry, Solomon and yourself to work out of Aleman courtroom. Just to test your theory. Think of it as your kingdom or grave.
  • 1/12/2011 8:08 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Maybe be we should put Fry, Solomon and yourself to work out of Aleman old courtroom. Just to test your theory. Think of it as your kingdom or grave.

    A new courthouse will be built anyway.
    So just cool down and accept the stages of lose.
  • 1/12/2011 8:17 PM broward citizen wrote:
    My boyfriend works for a mold remediation
    company & he say's it would cost extremely less to clean the mold and asbestos out of the building. Contact Fl. water & mold
  • 1/12/2011 10:36 PM civil lawyer wrote:
    "I don't think that there is really anything wrong with the old courthouse. I think all this is just hype."

    Yup, all those untimely deaths in the courthouse? Definitely just hype. All the healthy people who suddenly get sick spending any time there? Has to just be hype.

    But the enormous amounts of money the County Commission will have to shell out due to courthouse health-related lawsuits? Now THAT ain't hype.
  • 1/12/2011 10:37 PM Anonymous wrote:
    "My boyfriend works for a mold remediation
    company & he say's it would cost extremely less to clean the mold and asbestos out of the building."

    Wow, now there's a definitely unbiased source for you. He would, wouldn't he?
  • 1/12/2011 10:50 PM Anonymous wrote:
    How much will he charge to remove all the black stuff in my bathroom?
  • 1/13/2011 7:18 PM Anonymous wrote:
    It must have been hard for Solomon. It's the first full day she's put in in 18 years.
  • 1/13/2011 8:05 PM The Good The Bad and The Ugly wrote:
    Anonymous wrote: Maybe be we should put Fry, Solomon and yourself to work out of Aleman courtroom. Just to test your theory. Think of it as your kingdom or grave.

    Why put good people up there? You will do just fine. You're insigificant to society.
  • 1/13/2011 8:19 PM Anonymous wrote:
    I'd have to agree. A new courthouse is just another scam. Have you looked at the plans idiot? It's all totally unnecessary. Just a way to add another blanket of anonymity to the comings and going of a bunch of judges that don't work very much as it is. Wake up before its too late.
  • 1/13/2011 10:26 PM Yo NAY Sayers wrote:
    All of you opposed with a new courthouse, how many of you work there, are in there every day or have a realtive who works there or is in there every day?

    I want to see how fast you'll be for it when a loved one or someone close to you becomes ill or dies.

    You should all drop......
  • 1/13/2011 10:27 PM broward citizen wrote:
    If they build a New Court House than I guess they will have to build a new Jail before the inmates start law suits.
  • 1/14/2011 12:51 AM Anonymous wrote:
    I wounder how many people will die because of that condition,That stuff is nothing to play with. In 2007 we had that same problem,the hazmat people came
    we had to move out of house.House was full of mold that can kill you qicker then laying on a train track and getting run over. Much as I hate to say it. you all need a new court house.Just one problem though. How many people will get cancer before the ch is built. Snap.

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