Thursday’s judicial meeting with the Chief Justice is not set in stone. The following email exchanges were between JAABLOG and Craig Waters, PIO for the Supreme Court, earlier today:
JAABLOG: Please advise what the agenda will entail and if public comment will be permitted.
WATERS: The chief justice had only tentatively put this on his schedule. His travel itinerary is very tight right now and it still is not clear that he will be able to go … No agenda on our end. The chief justice has made a habit of visiting courthouses around the state as he travels.
JAABLOG: Also, is the Chief Justice available to be interviewed pertaining to some of the ongoing problems with the 17th Circuit, and in particular, the need for mandatory judicial rotation to stem burn-out?
WATERS: We are very aware of what is happening there. You can be assured that the Florida Supreme Court is looking into the matter in its administrative capacity, but its role is complicated by the fact that judicial ethics cases are legal matters that it must review in its judicial capacity, if a JQC case is brought against any judge in Broward.