Jackie Powell has been served for deposition next week, December 27th.  She’s a witness named by Brenda, and is essential to clarify exactly what happened on the public walkway connecting the courthouse to the garage on December 12th.

Oddly enough, Powell doesn’t want to be deposed.  Despite being an incoming judge charged with upholding the law, this particular search for the truth and justice doesn’t seem to interest her.  Her office said she wouldn’t be cooperating, and on Friday one Chesterfield Smith, from the Office of the Attorney General all the way up in Tallahassee, spoke with Ed Hoeg to make it clear he would be attempting to obtain a protective order.  If Smith can’t get one issued in time, he said Powell would probably no show.  Strange indeed.

As for the other depositions, Brenda, in her capacity as Clerk, has not responded to repeated attempts to coordinate dates and times that her named employee witnesses will be available.  Subs on that will therefore be issued based on Hoeg’s schedule shortly, as Bill Altfield’s office has suggested a hearing date of February 1st in Broward County.  Requests from Altfield’s and Charles Canady’s offices to hold the hearing in Miami were, of course, politely declined, as we strongly feel what happens in Broward must stay in Broward, so as many interested people as possible can personally bear witness to the actions and complaints of one of their elected Constitutional Officers …


… Forman later claimed in an email to the South Florida Sun Sentinel that an article about the dispute would unfairly incite “racism, hate and bigotry toward me and my employees.” She asserted that the information in her domestic violence complaint is “confidential” and “protected.” The complaint can be accessed by any member of the public on computers located on the first floor of the Broward courthouse. She did not return a phone call and email seeking comment.

Her attorney, Thomas Loffredo, said he is not authorized to discuss the case …