Various media outlets are reporting that the Miami Dade Public Defenders Office has stopped accepting appointments for certain cases.
Rumpole wonders....Can they do that?
Here's the DBR article on State Court layoffs. DBR
For instance, the West Palm Beachers (motto "you don't belong here") have had to cut back on the dog sitters, and have reduced the number of magazine subscriptions to The Robb Report. In the number of court house masseuse's have been reduced by two.
Here's the DBR story on our new PD
To summarize: He's Cuban, gay, and a democrat, so he's not welcome almost anywhere. We applaud Mr. Martinez's courage for coming out of the closet- it's not easy to be a Cuban and an avowed Democrat in this town. For those of you getting ready to send us vicious emails, Mr. Martinez discusses his sexual orientation in the article, which is why we mention it here.
And here is Oh Susannah's article on the PD's saying NO to new cases: NO
See You In Court, very much not interested in having the PD's clients hire us.