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Friday, December 07, 2012
UPDATE:SCOTUS blog coverage of the Supreme Court's grant of cert in the two gay marriage cases. Who wants to wait in line at the REGJB? Not us! So please pay attention: An email from Jude Faccidomo:
On Wednesday FACDL Vice President, Eddie Pereria, and I met with members of the Administration of Courts to discuss the process for moving forward with the renewal/continuation of the REG ID Badge program. As most of you have probably noticed your ID badges are set to expire at the end of this year. That date has been extended to January 15.
Starting December 17 there will be new IDs available for pick up. That location is yet to be determined, but will either be REG or the Lawson Building. Through our negotiations with AOC there will be no charge for your renewalthis year since most members used their IDs for a small portion of 2012. FACDL will be sending out to its members an ID renewal form with the 2013 FACDL Membership Application. Once you have filled out your ID renewal form you will need to bring it with you to pick up your 2013 ID along with your 2012 ID. When picking up your ID you will then need to sign an acknowledgement form affirming that since your first application you have not had any arrests.
If you did not apply during the pilot program and need to get an ID for the first time you will need to go through the process of submitting a full application. For new IDs there will still be a charge of $30.00. These applications will also be available through FACDL.
Again, you will be able to enter the building with your current ID or a new ID until January 15. After January 15th you will only be able to enter through the side entrance with a new 2013 ID badge. Per AOC, the pick up time for the renewal IDs will be finite. If you do not pick up your new ID between December 17th and January 15 then you will not have an ID for 2013- but I am sure your colleagues will wave to you as the pass you in line.
BREAKING: US SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ISSUE OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE: Oral arguments set for March, so there will probably be an expedited briefing schedule. The two cases come from challenges in California and New York so it's a "bi"-coastal case. (Bad pun).
Rumpole has always said there is no reason why gay people should be happier than everyone else who is married.