CALLING ALL CARS

Jill Levy is pushing Larry Meltzer to trial today, despite the fact Meltzer has explained his wife left town this morning to attend to her mother in New Jersey, who is in hospice care due to brain cancer.

Yesterday Levy denied a request for a continuance made by Meltzer, known for trying more DUI cases than almost anyone, and she reportedly ordered him to pull his son from school and be present today with the boy, all in a strange effort to overcome the child care issues created by his wife’s need to go to New Jersey.  This morning Levy told Meltzer that her niece was in the courtroom and available to babysit Meltzer’s four year old son during trial, an offer that was appropriately declined.

This is ongoing.

Yesterday we ordered the audio from Monday’s hearing, and alerted mainstream media.  Chris Pole, in charge of the County Criminal courts, reportedly tried to intervene yesterday, to no avail.  Motions to Disqualify filed by Meltzer were denied …

Developing ….

UPDATE 11:09 A.M.: Levy is still on an extended recess.  The jury panel is waiting patiently in the hallway …

UPDATE 11:14 AM.:  Back on the bench, handling other cases for now …

Young woman identified as Levy’s niece by the JA, also pictured …

FINAL UPDATE – CONTINUED! (surprise)

Sun Sentinel report HOPEFULLY to follow ….