*CORRECTION*

*UPDATE*– the jury room manager just confirmed all of the information below is accurate, while adding in no uncertain terms judicial administration’s Jack Tuter and Clerk of Courts Howard Forman deserve the credit for the revised May 28th list, which deleted Rosenthal, Richards, and Feren from the rotation.  Well done!

If only judicial administration would let us know these things in advance …
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The post entitled Switcheroo! under Sunday Notes, from June 8th, 2014 at 9:30 PM is ALL WRONG.  All apologies for the confusion, which is apparently shared by some judges as well as JAABLOG.

According to the jury room, the first picture of the Sunday Notes post, seen directly below, is the revised, current list of judges who will be handling the jury-room swearing-in ceremonies, starting June 30th.  It supercedes the list underneath it showing Lynn Rosenthal, Ian Richards, and Steve Feren working the jury room from 6/30/14 – 8/20/14.  The challenged three were indeed scheduled (as seen in picture #2), but after Buddy Nevins and JAABLOG blogged about the inherent unfairness of it all, the list was revised May 28th, which is picture #1, showing Jay Hurley from 6/30-7/1,2, followed by Ehrlich, Levenson, Lee, Pole, Diaz, Miranda, and Gates.  The third picture below, directly underneath picture #2 showing Rosenthal, Richards, and Feren, is part of the same old list seen in #2, which was trumped by the revised May 28th list seen in picture #1.

Got that?

The jury room relates they’ve already been assured by some regularly scheduled judges that they definitely will be there for their turn at bat.  And despite Ian Richards working the jury room this week, it seems the practice of challenged judges leading the swearing-in ceremonies should hopefully be kaput starting June 30th. 

There’s still a lot of confusion out there as to which list is in place.  Hopefully this post clarifies things, based on a conversation with the jury room manager a few minutes ago.  While no corrections were called for after the Sunday Notes post, our follow-up today turned up the correct information.

And now for the apology.

Whether it was judicial administration, the individual judges, or Howard Forman that took action to correct the practice of what has been called jury-room campaigning, they are owed a debt of gratitude.  Our comments were wrong, because despite a long litany of recent shortcomings in leadership, this problem appears to have been fixed after public criticism via JAABLOG and Browardbeat.com.  It takes courage to admit and correct a mistake, and although no individual will take responsibility for allowing the practice in the first place, or credit for fixing things in the end, EVERYONE responsible should be thanked for doing the right thing. 

Apologies to everyone for our mistake, and props to all concerned for some solid leadership in a Circuit that really, really needs it …

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    DO NOT SUPPORT JUDGE STEVE FEREN & HIS FOLLIES OF FERRETS FOR RE-ELECTION

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    Bill, It takes courage to admit your Sunday Notes mistake. You’re right that judicial administration should let you know things in advance.
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    Thank you for leading the fight for a fair rotation of judges to preside over the jury-room swearing-in ceremonies, a major flaw in Broward’s criminal justice system.

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    Give me some sexy news. who gives a crap about the jury room.
    Give me some Judge or Lawyer fucking in the chambers or something juicy.

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    Except for Jack Seiler and Lori Parrish I wouldn’t take an endorsement from that list of weirdos, freaks and douches. Good enough for me not to vote for Feren.

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    The JNC has just announced an update to the list of names for appointment to the vacant County Court Judicial Seats:
    1. Kal Le Var Evans
    2. Keathan Frink
    3. Daniel Kanner
    4. Stefanie Moon
    5. Thomas Oates
    6. Vicki Plant
    7. Abbe S. Rifkin
    8. Richard A. Sachs
    9. Maxine Streeter
    10. Stephen Zaccor

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    Richard B. Kaplan for Clerk of Courts. He would end this practice of Judges swearing in the jury pool for political purposes. Bring the Clerk of Courts into the 21st Century. Bring dignity and respect back to the employees of the Clerk’s office, the public and the attorneys that practice in Broward County. The public and employees deserve better.

    Kaplan for Clerk of Courts

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