I am taking serious heat and feel tremendous anxiety and pressure for the grave concerns I’ve expressed about how foreclosures are being implemented IN SOME COUNTIES AND IN SOME INSTANCES IN FLORIDA.
My comments were not intended to be a repudiation of all courts or the entire state court system, I was merely responding to reports made in many national news media outlets where judges are quoted as saying they did not have the time to review the foreclosure cases that were presented to them. To the extent my comments were directed to specific reports that courts are not reviewing cases, I stand by my opinion that this cannot be tolerated. Having said that, I have always made it very clear that the Sixth Judicial Circuit has, in my consistent experience, worked very hard to ensure that fundamental rights of all parties are not being violated.
With that being said, it is significant to note that the rather dramatic and controversial opinions I have expressed are shared by others who are far better informed and far more objective than I am:
I want to restate my profound respect for my state’s judges and encourage all to review all of my published comments on these matters. I have consistently and unequivocally expressed my respect for all judges and the court system in general and reinforce that the purpose of my very public comments is my belief that I have a professional obligation to protect and defend my profession, the courts, our judges and the communities we serve.