UPDATE: DOM SAYS "WAHOO!' You know he must be really happy. Check out his blog.
As September ends, we have some random thoughts for improvement of our court system and the practices and procedures.
CERTIFICATES OF SERVICE: The feds have done away with certificates of service because the CMECF e-filing receipt is the official notice of service. It is time for the State to do the same thing. "It's over Johnny."
POSTING CASH/10% BONDS IN FEDERAL COURT is a total hassle. "Abandon hope all ye who wish to post ten percent bonds" should be the sign on the clerk's office. We can communicate with multiple landers on Mars and the Lander can Tweet and post on Instagram, but the clerk's office Cashier in the Ferguson building has NO ability to communicate with the Magistrate section of the clerk's office in the Atkins building (other than by Morse code by leaning out a window and blinking a light across the street) and therefore to post a bond that requires posting a 10% fee with the clerk, the attorney spends the better part of the afternoon crossing and re-crossing the street, chatting with the screeners who often say "you're back again?" as the attorney makes their fourth trip between the clerk's offices because one clerk has realized that in the 75 pages of bond paperwork the defendant's name on page 43 contained the middle initial of "L" instead of "E" and everything has to be redone.
"Can you email the receipt to your office across the street showing that I paid the bond?" is met with incredulity, laughter, and a remark like "this is the federal government. We can read your license plate from space, but we cannot email a receipt across the street you idiot."
Lets fix this CJ Altonaga. Be known as the "The Chief Judge Who Made Posting 10% Bonds Easier." It's not a bad moniker.
ZOOM IDS: Can the feds post the Zoom Ids on a website, or is that a national security issue? Half the FACDL listserv emails are "Can anyone give me the zoom ID for the 2PM Mag court in Fort Lauderdale?"
What do you think is wrong with the court systems (other than the apparitions that hover above it all)?
UPDATE: A PERSON WRITES:
Hey at least Judge Sayfie did away with the 3 certified copies from the 9th floor, to the 6th floor corrections office, back to the judge to fix one word corrections didn't like in the order, back to 9th floor, finally back to 6th floor mary-go-round needed to get someone house arrest. Give credit where credit is due.