EVICTION!

*NEW UPDATE* – we spoke to Marty Kiar, outgoing Mayor of Broward County, at around 1:00 PM.  Marty had spoken with Alphonso Jefferson, the county liaison to the courthouse, who stated Monica Hofheinz had received authority from Peter Weinstein to start moving SAO lawyers into the Law Library before consulting with the County.  It is unknown at this time if Weinstein was aware of the ordinance mandating the Law Library when he made his decision.

Furthermore, Broward County Ordinance Sec. 19-6, in italics below, seems to indicate the Chief Judge may have overstepped his authority …

A committee to be known as the Broward County Law Library Committee shall be composed of a circuit judge residing in Broward County, who shall be chairman, and four (4) practicing attorneys who are members of the Broward County Bar Association. The said circuit judge and attorneys shall be designated from time to time by the Broward County Bar Association, and notice of such designation given to the County Commission of Broward County. The said law library committee shall have full authority to prescribe and enforce rules and regulations as to the use, maintenance and operation of said library. The clerk of the circuit court shall be ex officio secretary to the committee. The law library committee shall have the sole and absolute authority to select the law books and periodicals to be purchased for the Broward County Law Library. The law library funds shall be expended only for the purpose of procuring, equipping and maintaining the law library for public use and the same is hereby made a county purpose. The law library committee shall conduct, maintain, manage and make all policy decisions for the Broward County Law Library. All purchases made by said committee shall not be subject to the restrictions placed upon county purchases by general or special laws, and it shall not be necessary to advertise for bids or to secure bids for purchases made by said committee.

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*UPDATE* – an SAO source says employees have been given the option of moving to the 110 Tower or the Law Library, and that the Law Library should remain open, but we’re still waiting for confirmation from County officials …

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We’re told the current Law Library may be a goner, at least temporarily, in order to accommodate SAO personnel currently housed in the old courthouse, until the new building opens.  SAO Director Monica Hofheinz has reportedly received authorization for the takeover, but has not returned a call seeking confirmation at this time.

Broward County Ordinance Sec. 19-1, in italics below, would have to be suspended.  It is unknown at this time whether the public will have access to a pared down law library during any proposed move …

Sec. 19-1: The establishment and maintenance of a county law library in the court house at the county seat of Broward County, Florida, is hereby declared to be desirable, a public need, and a general county purpose; that the purchase of law books, legal periodicals, and the continuation of law books and legal periodicals for placement in said county law library, and the maintenance of said county law library, shall be a general county purpose.

DEVELOPING …

SS: SAO Orders County To Move Employees

41 thoughts on “EVICTION!”

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      People? There’s no more Dept. of “personal”.
      You are not a person, because Its human resources now.
      You’re an expendable and replaceable resource.

      Dept. of Personal v. Human Resources.
      The language creates the behaviors, and not the other way around.

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    Shelia Alu for State Attorney… exploit the sick while you can. I would have guessed Silber would have been signing up courthouse employees by now for a class action suit. I guess after his last foray into civil law, suing jaab and losing, he will just get the free media out of it. Worked with Perazza, let Eric do all the work and Brian gets a piece of the credit posting stuff on FB and his website.

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      This is singularly the biggest crock of bunk I’ve ever heard. Coughing and rolling around n the floor while she’s choking and breaking out in rashes ??? What kind of nutjobs are working in the State Attorney’s Office anyway ? Put them in tents in the judge’s parking lot if they can’t wait for the new courthouse to open. But for the sake of any credibility these whiners may have left, cut the chit. The only ones that look stupid are all these wheezing, whimpering whimps!

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      As of the last heavy rain storm two weeks ago (mid-June’18) they are still sending outside vendors EVERYTIME looking for leaks. The is still plastic wrap over the tiles outside Titer’s office).

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    Baby Lynch is hedging his bets. Telling Tuter, Rodriguez and Horowitz he is supporting all. Controversy has always surrounded Daddy Lynch and now Baby Lynch is creating problems pretending to support all three. LOL . I worked with Baby Lynch at the PD’s and he was always a crying about jail visits and that’s why Howard gave Baby Lynch a spanking.

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    Alu can have an office down the hall. Alix is alright. Only the honest ones are welcome. That’s about 20 people. Clearly there is some space at the PDO even if administration is pretending otherwise.

    But NOT sharing space with the lying, Brady hiding, would sell out mom if it meant Satz will like them more SAO types. EVERYONE knows who those people are.

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      The PDs office with all the empty offices and more on the way could easily bunk those from the SAs office needing to be moved before the new courthouse is ready. Just wall off half the office and there would still be enough room.

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      Didn’t accomplish much with Rosenthal when she tucked tail and disappeared. Another Broward judge who thought she’d sleep drive her way to retirement.

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        Didn’t have much to begin with. Besides, he’s got the whole clan turning a shekel ! Lol. Being off the public dole requires certain adjustments.

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    I was a great ASA,
    Got cancer because of the mold,
    Survived
    Satz did nothing until there was a revolt.

    Poor Theresa, she through she would have another clear shot at SAO in 4 years.

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      I look forward next SAO run.
      Although with the current political trend, I think she’ll need to revamp her platform. With Teresa, I don’t think any adjustment will be a problem.

      Political winds change, and history repeats for a reason…..
      https://youtu.be/y-Yszp3SmxE

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    The man who President-elect Donald Trump may nominate as the 84th attorney general of the United
    States was once rejected as a federal judge over allegations he called a black attorney “boy,” suggested a white lawyer working for black clients was a race traitor, joked that the only issue he had
    with the Ku Klux Klan was their drug use, and referred to civil rights
    groups as “un-American” organizations trying to “force
    civil rights down the throats of people who were trying to put problems behind them.”
    The article and the hearing transcripts:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-racist-remarks_us_582cd73ae4b099512f80c0c2

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    This is outrageous!

    You can just suspend a county ordinance when it suits you?
    Guess that means that laws are merely suggestions?
    A lot of people acting as their own attorneys are going to start backing up the 4th district with appeals.
    Judges love to tell them they have access to the law library.
    Also what about criminal defendants who chose to represent themselves?
    Will the sheriff have to transport prisoners to the different library branches to do research?

    The County Commission will do this and again tell the sheriff :
    it’s his problem now while already criticizing him for courthouse security problems when he’s stated before he needs more money for these concerns.
    They have the nerve to fund YAA and pass the blame to him?

    We need the Feds to come into this county and drop a big net over it like in Dade with Op. Court broom!

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    This is not surprising that the State would want to stop poor people from accessing the legal tools in a library to protect themsleves from wrongful convicters at the State.

  8. You Took My Life, So I'm Taking Yours.' Woman, 92, Allegedly Kills Son Who Tried to Put Her in Assisted Living says:

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    92-year-old Arizona woman allegedly shot and killed her 72-year-old son after he tried to put her in assisted living, police said.

    Officers arrived at Anna Mae Blessing’s home in Fountain Hills, Arizona on Monday and found her son, Thomas Blessing, dead on the floor of the master bedroom with a gunshot wound to the neck and jaw, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

    Police said they found Blessing sitting on a recliner in her bedroom and arrested her when she muttered to police, “You took my life, so I’m taking yours.”

    Blessing told police she killed her son because was wanted to take her to an assisted living facility.

    Blessing entered the master bedroom and began arguing with her son and his 57-year-old girlfriend and told them that she was tired of the way she was being treated when she shot her son. She then attempted to shoot her son’s girlfriend but the younger woman was able to wrestle the gun away from Blessing and threw it in the corner, police said.

    Blessing then pulled a second gun from her robe and pointed it at the girlfriend but she was able to wrestle it away, as well.

    Blessing told police she purchased the handguns in the 1970’s and that she came to live with her son and his girlfriend four months ago. She told police she had been up for the last three to four nights thinking about her son telling her he was going to place her in an assisted living facility.

    After shooting her son, Blessing said checked his pulse to confirm he was dead, according to police. She said that when she returned to her room she wanted to kill herself but did not have a gun because her son’s girlfriend wrestled them away.

    She was taken into custody and when police asked her what should be done with her, she told officers that she should be “put to sleep”

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