Friday, January 07, 2011
No more "Happy New Years". Really, it's been a week now. Enough. If you see us in the hallways, a simple "hi Rumpole" is sufficient.
Everyone see the new kiosks outside of the parking lot across from the REGJB? It's for the automated pay system for the parking lot and there are three or four of them equipped with their very own "blow away in a hurricane" tent. Your tax dollars at work- enjoy.
Someone keeps emailing us the most unusual circumstances surrounding the recent appointment of a Circuit Court Judge. It involves an elevation from county court and the "ol'switcheroo" at the very last minute by the Governor. If anybody can confirm this, send us an email por favor. The Colonel of County Court is working on this one.
You can commit anyone of dozens of third degree felonies and get a diversion program. You can probably get PTI for some second degree felonies (bad check cases?) but under no circumstances can you get diversion for a misdemeanor DUI.
We$$$$ have $$$$$no $$$$ clue$$$$$$.
But as the JAA Broward Blog notes, Orlando has been running a very successful DUI diversion program for a while now and Judge Pollack (the daughter of the late great Dade Attorney Paul Pollack) has been working hard to bring it to Broweird County.
It will be quite an accomplishment if she can do it.
Wild card weekend this week and I have a suspicion we might just not pick any losers for a long time to come. Time to smack down Mr. you know who is is running his federal blog flappers very loudly.
Don't quote us on this, but we think a bevy of new judges arrive Monday. Be nice.
Enjoy the weekend. Three day holiday coming up next weekend for MLK day.
See You in Court.