THURSDAY NOTES

Fred Haddad and Frank Adderley, Thursday
Fred Haddad and Frank Adderley, Thursday

Credit where credit is due – it took a lot of guts for Peter Weinstein to apologize to Nadine Girault Levy, the Chief Assistant Public Defender who has been battling Jay Hurley over the right to representation for defendants accused of municipal ordinances.  According to Nadine, it happened Tuesday, shortly after Weinstein sent his email to the judges blasting Finkelstein for the clown house comments.  The chief judge asked to speak to her, and offered an apology on behalf of himself and all the judges for the way she was treated when things got heated a few weeks ago in First Appearances court.  Weinstein also mentioned he hoped Hurley would offer a mea culpa as well, but Nadine’s not holding her breath.  In any event, check out Bob Norman’s report for all the updates on the municipal ordinances issue, where public exposure once again seems to have gotten the job done …

Coming SoonMore tough talk at Judges’ Night 2014 …

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