WILL THE SUPREME COURT GO ALONG? … WAIT AND SEE!
*UPDATE* – the “no bond hearing tomorrow” judge ended court this morning (Weds) with plenty of docket time to spare, at roughly 10:37 AM. The judge did, however, have afternoon court …
Today’s JAABWALK inspired by a judge who finished court at roughly 10:30 AM this morning, has a locked courtroom this afternoon, has no court Friday, and refused this morning to set a bond hearing for tomorrow morning for a Defendant with no priors, even when the SAO agreed to hear it tomorrow on what appears to be a light docket …
CONDUCTED: FROM 2:00 – 2:08 PM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 2023.
COURTROOMS AUDITED: ALL TWENTY-FOUR (24) NORTH WING BROWARD CENTRAL COURTHOUSE CIRCUIT FELONY AND JUVENILE CRIMINAL COURTROOMS
COURTROOMS IN USE FOR COURT PURPOSES: SEVEN (7)
LOCKED: SIXTEEN (16)
IN USE FOR STAFF MEETING: ONE (1) (DRUG COURT)
RATIO: LESS THAN 30% IN USE FOR COURT ON A TUESDAY, EARLY AFTERNOON OF A FULL WORK WEEK.
(Drop a line for the list of specific courtrooms locked or in use)
COMING SOON – Judicial time sheets, court consolidation, and you; World War III? …
No, not Gordon Weekes. He’s the elected Public Defender.
And not Mariya Weekes, either. She’s already a popularly elected circuit court judge.
It’s Johnny Weekes, a twenty-two year veteran of the Bar, known around courthouse circles for never shying away from a jury trial, with more than a hundred of them under his belt.
Johnny’s running for Circuit Court Group 38, currently occupied by Stefanie Moon. Moon hasn’t filed yet, but assuming she does, there will be three Weekes’ to support in 2024.
Weekes (Johnny) says his paperwork should be showing on the Division of Elections website by the end of the week …
(** Moon has not yet filed for reelection, making Group 38 an open seat at this time)
@ 4:26 PM:
We’re told John Murphy has taken ASA Kristine Bradley off the Melly case, has quashed the subpoenas for depositions of Harold Pryor et al, and has otherwise left the SAO on the case …
Email to PDO from Gordon Weekes re Howard Forman’s passing:
I am sorry to share the unfortunate news that Howard Forman passed away today. He was a friend and servant leader in Broward for many years. He touch many lives and did good in this community. He will be missed.
His funeral services will be held this Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 12:00 pm at Levitt Weinstein Jewish Funeral Home 3201 N 72nd Ave, Hollywood, FL 33024.
Following the funeral, a reception with light refreshments will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Charles F. Dodge City Center at 601 City Ctr Way, Pembroke Pines, FL. I am sorry to share the unfortunate news that Howard Forman passed away today. He was a friend and servant leader in Broward for many years. He touch many lives and did good in this community. He will be missed.
Message from Gordon Weekes, yesterday, correcting a mistake made by the PDO regarding Brady Notices concerning Detective Moretti:
“We have NOT received Brady notices on cases involving Det Moretti.“
Up today: SAO’s Motions to Quash subpoenas of Harold Pryor, et al, before John Murphy …
COMING SOON – County Court Mania: Will there be four (or more) open seats in 2024? Will Bobby Diaz and Teri-Ann Miller join Robert Lee and Lou Schiff in retirement?
Text message from Gordon Weekes at 1:11 PM today, correcting the PDO’s position last week that no Brady had been received concerning Detective Moretti:
What does it mean regarding any other case where Brady wasn’t sent, in light of the SAO’s position that it may not meet the statutory definition of Brady?
Wait and see …
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE (10/5):
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE:
JQC’d, Bar suspended attorney to train prosecutors:
UPDATE 5:01 PM SAO EMAIL:
Email to the SAO’s PIO at 1:33 PM:
… (H)ave Brady Notices regarding Detective Moretti of Miramar gone out regarding the allegations brought by ASA Boutros and sent in the Jamell Demons case on any other case involving Detective Moretti?
If yes, when?
If no, why not?
We’re told Moretti was a witness in an Armed Trafficking trial last month that resulted in a mistrial, without a Brady Notice, and that even Demons’ co-defendant, represented by Fred Haddad, may not have received any notices.
Additionally, Gordon Weekes reported earlier this afternoon that the Public Defender’s Office has not received any notices concerning Moretti and the Demons’ issues.
We’ll be sure to update when the SAO responds to our questions …
COMING SOON – State v. Demetrius Denmark …
The deposition transcript of ASA Michelle Boutros has been posted in State v. Jamell Demons. The dueling Brady Notices issue, which has been covered thoroughly in the mainstream press, has been dubbed by some as “Bradygate” in the JAABLOG comments section, so we’re sure Boutros’ testimony will be of great interest here …
AND SPEEDY IS RUNNING …