UPDATE: Over 2,000 individual page views today! Chief Judge To FACDL: Drop Dead!
Several attorneys have emailed us details of the hearing Tuesday afternoon before CJ Joel Brown on the FACDL's motion to stay the administrative order putting the dreaded Limited Registry (Motto:"Reasonable doubt at a reasonable price.") in to effect. We have ascertained the following:
Invoking a little known codicil in the Faber College/11th Judicial Circuit's operating procedures (last used by Dean Wormer, see In Re: Animal House) in times of emergency, the Chief Judge refused to hear the motion to stay the implementation of the administrative order. (see 1:15 of the video clip)
Actually the Judge invoked the Judicial Cannons of Ethics ("Thou shalt not rule on anything of importance unless there is no way out"...."thou shalt have no other false idols before me" -woops- wrong set of commandments) which he claimed prevented him from commenting on an issue when there is pending litigation.
There was stunned silence in the courtroom as lawyers scrambled on their IPADS and IPhones to pull up the rule that gaged the Judge. Huh? Brown somehow reasoned that since there are other pending legal challenges to the Limited Registry law, the challenge to his administrative order cannot be heard. And he cannot even comment on why. Here is a partial transcript of the hearing:
FACDL: Judge can we ask a question.
Brown: Yes, but I cannot answer it.
FACDL. Can you elaborate on your ruling?
Brown: I know nothing! I see nothing! I hear nothing!
Miami Herald: Is there an "e" in Brown?
Brown: "The time has come for someone to put their foot down. And that foot is me!"
See You In Court.