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Thursday, May 24, 2007

BREAKING NEWS - SB 1088

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

At just after 9:00 pm tonight, Governor Charlie Crist signed into law Senate Bill 1088 effective immediately. The new law changes the way all court appointed counsel cases will be handled in the future. The JAC Court Appointed Counsel system that began on July 1, 2004 is officially history and the new "second public defender's office" will now represent most of the conflict cases when Bennett Brummer's office files a conflict.

Kudos to the FACDL for trying their best to get the governor to veto the bill; (he did actually veto bills on residential tenancies, vessel registration, health care and cosmetology, but 1088 was not one of them).

CAPTAIN OUT .............................

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what ever happened after that meeting a couple weeks ago to form a new organization to address this and any future legislation re: indigent representation????

Anonymous said...

We lost.

Maybe you did not get the memo but, the Republicans run Florida and they only care about the rich.

Anonymous said...

where are the "bottom feeders" going ? what will bruce fleisher do now? so sad........

Anonymous said...

Go back to woodstock, hippie.

Anonymous said...

kudos to facdl?