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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TROPICAL STORM NICOLE

UPDATE: breaking news: It's raining!!!!












ARE COURTS CLOSED WEDNESDAY? Great question. You would think, with a tropical storm approaching, that the 11th Circuit Website might have an update. But then again, you would think our Chief Judge would give a damn about these concerns. And you would be wrong on both counts. The website is advertising new civil assignments (for June 2010) and not much else. Local news stations are reporting that the tropical depression is expected to form into Tropical Storm Nicole. But whether or not courts will be open appears to be the very last thing on the mind of our chief judge. What can Brown do for you?

How about keep the 11th Circuit Clerk's website updated?
Quick!
Without looking, when was the court's website last updated? If you go by their statement, "February 1, 2010". Which can't be true because they have those breaking new civil assignments for June, 2o1o. Your government, at work.

From the national weather service:

WATCHES/WARNINGS... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...MAINLAND MONROE...COASTAL PALM BEACH...COASTAL BROWARD...

COASTAL MIAMI DADE AND FAR SOUTH MIAMI DADE. A TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING

IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...INLAND PALM BEACH...

METRO PALM BEACH...INLAND BROWARD...METRO BROWARD...INLAND MIAMI DADE AND

METRO MIAMI DADE.


In a statement, David Halstead, the Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said, "Though this system is unlikely to develop into a hurricane, it is important to remember that a storm doesn't have to be a hurricane to cause loss of life and devastating property damage. It is vital that residents and visitors in South Florida remember the phrase 'Turn Around, Don't Drown' when approaching a flooded roadway and heed all warnings from the National Weather Service and local officials."


When he says "remember that a storm doesn't have to be a hurricane to cause loss of life..." he's assuming he's dealing with someone who cares, unlike you know who.


Rumpole grumbles: A tropical storm is bearing down on Miami and nary a peep from the Chief Judge or the court administrator's office (motto: "don't bug us and we won't bug you") Commuting will be a nightmare. Nothing will get done in court. Officers will be involved in dealing with flooding and traffic control and emergency services. But lets make everyone trek down to the courthouse because I-95 and US1 could use the traffic.


There's a reason why these people are government employees and are not running their own businesses and we can assure you it's not altruism.


See you in court, wet, soggy, and in a bad mood.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Remember when the mayor of the county told us all to get out of town and then the storm missed us?

The next day, a bunch of judges issued warrants for those who did not show.

I guess they missed the class on "judgment."

Whitemanzen said...

Is it appropriate for Judege Barbara Areces to be sitting as a Judge dealing with foreclosure cases, when her son who is an attorney for Jorden/Burt represents banks?

Anonymous said...

Pretty much every nom for the new county spot is horrible outside of Denaro.

Anonymous said...

Can I choose b and c from the poll? Yes it's a bs arrest and yes karma's a bitch

South Florida Lawyers said...

If they do close, remember the 3d DCA says don't count on states of emergency to toll any statutory deadlines!

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, you sound so cranky - did you leave your panties behind in the Finnegan's swimming pool?

Anonymous said...

Judge Barbara is ok sitting on foreclosure cases. How about Butchko hearing only criminal cases and her husband is a detective?

Anonymous said...

Butchko does not have a financial interest in the criminal cases. civil court is a different ballgame, no?

Anonymous said...

i think the 11th circuit has a twitter page

Anonymous said...

How about SOTO sitting as Adminstrative Judge and her husband being a Miami-Dade Police Detective??

I think all defendants should be told about these relationships. How dose anyone know when the Judge and their spouse socialize with other "witnesses" whose crediability is at issue, or are afraid to unset a collegue of their spouse?

Anonymous said...

How about you can follow the 11th Judicial circuit on Twitter. I imagine that is fascinating reading. I'll have to run and get a twitter account

Anonymous said...

Thanks Rump. I got in my car this am still not knowing if there was court. At least u gave us an update. I actually came across ur page as I was looking for an update on the situation. I guess ill find out when I get there

Anonymous said...

None of the applicants for the seat are any good. Especially Denaro. She is a nasty person who is riding on the coattails of a good lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Seems that all parties should be informed when a Judge has a possible interest in a case or type of case.

Paladin51 said...

Probably because of this post from the NOAA: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT1+shtml/281456.shtml

Anonymous said...

Flora, go away. We voted you out simply because you are not a good judge.

I hope the committee this time passes her by.

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Anonymous said...

SHort list for 3d DCA is out.

Ivan Fernandez, Kevin Emas, Ed Scales.

Anonymous said...

Glick has coal for a heart. I knew she was going to be this way! honestly she has no business being a judge. at heart she feels contempt for the indigent and for people of color. she figures they are all lazy and evil. honestly this is the things the public should know before they vote for a judge. it is terrible that she is on the bench. and as for the pd what the .... may be too many cases took its toll in preparing this case for trial. i don't know but this sounds terribly unjust! DOWN WITH GLICK, she has take Adrien's place to heart!