Note: The following attempt to whip our reading public into a state of hysteria has been sponsored by PUBLIX- where shopping for hurricane supplies in a state of panic is a pleasure, the HOME DEPOT- where the clerks from the criminal court file room have designed a state of the art checkout system, guaranteed to have you out the door within a day of standing in line to purchase your emergency hurricane supplies; and channels 4, 7, and 10- where the quest for ratings require that they issue a minute by minute update of a storm that has some rain and winds of 20 MPH.
11th Judicial Circuit website are silent as to the possible court closings from the approach of tropical storm Noel.
Although the International Association of Anonymous Legal Bloggers guidelines suggest that we shut down the blog when wind speeds exceed 40 MPH, we will endeavor to bring you the same up to the minute breaking news service that we have provided in the past- unless the bars in South Beach remain open, at which point you're on your own.
TIME IS MONEY
We would like some feedback from our readers on the subject of Judges being on time. Specifically, while everyone it entitled to be late once in a while, what we are interested in are Judges who set calenders to begin at 8:30 and then do not show up to court until 9:15 or so. We have had several private emails complaining about certain Judges. Since we have not noticed this as a problem, we cast the issue upon the troubled waters of our disgruntled readers. Is there a problem? And if so, who are the ones that qualify for habitual offender status?
See You In Court, unless the panic over a little rain sends us scurrying to the nearest bar.