Good Saturday morning. Before we begin, a little business:
There are two Circuit Court Criminal Judges designated as the emergency judges for this weekend: Samantha Ruiz Cohen and Vicki Brennan. Will Thomas has the Circuit Court Civil duty. We have been assured that callers will be treated in a courteous manner and all calls will be promptly returned.
The inside rumor is that the Court Administrators are considering adding a customer loyalty program: every time you get an emergency order signed on the weekend you will get a loyalty card stamped. Five stamps entitle the customer to a free cup of coffee at Au Bon Pain.
Also being considered is outsourcing the entire operation to India: "Hello, this is Pandhari, how may I be of assistance to you this emergency weekend?"
We've done a pretty through search of the Federalist Papers and we're pretty sure the founders didn't want anyone becoming president whose name was Mitt. It falls under the writings about avoiding embarrassing the presidency to foreign nations. But then again if that was true, how do we explain eight years of W?
State Attorney Mike Satz in Broward has a challenger: Chris Mancini.
Let the "anyone but Satz" campaign begin!
Speaking of Broweird, they are way ahead of Dade in implementing E-filing. What an embarrassment for our circuit. What can Brown do for you?
We guess this idea is probably too good to be implemented, but the Feds really got the e-filing system right and could someone explain to us why Florida couldn't have bought the whole system and implemented it State wide? Or is Florida hearing for as many different e-filing systems as there are counties?
Something tells us the Florida court system will be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Especially since as late as 1998 the system seemed so comfortable with living in the 19th century.
Enjoy your weekend.