Contempt-noun kÉ™n-Ëˆtem(p)t – an open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body
On Monday, August 30, 2010 in Manatee County, the Honorable Jannette Dunnigan will hold a hearing to determine whether to hold a foreclosure mill attorney guilty of contempt for the court.
I encourage everyone to read the Motion for Contempt Memo attached here . Anyone outside the foreclosure alternative universe would not believe the conduct detailed in the memo would be allowed to occur and what’s most disturbing is that it happens over and over and over and over again every single day in courtrooms all across the state. I just don’t get it….I mean we’re all going to make errors from time to time, but the amount of taxpayer dollars that our clerks and judges spend waiting on phones for the foreclosure mill attorneys just makes me furious. In fact,
The conduct demonstrates utter disregard and disrespect for the court, causes time and money for the other parties who have appeared in this case
The foreclosure mill attorneys have been invited to a little hearing to explain themselves and just to make sure they get the importance of attendance at this event…..the judge writes..
FAILURE TO ATTEND MAY RESULT IN SANCTIONS….INCLUDING INCARCERATION AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE
Theoretically at least, the court is open to the public. I say theoretically because even though the Florida Constitution and Federal Constitution demand that courts be open to the public, courts across the state are ignoring such pesky little details and forbidding taxpayers and citizens from observing these proceedings.
I imagine this judge respects those little things called the Constitutions and I think it would be a powerful statement for normal people and the press to show up for this hearing.
I’ll be there…hope to see all of you!
And just for kicks here’s a recent Order from a judge who has apparently had it with the nonsense from the mills.
And again, the most striking thing about the Order is the same order could entered tens of thousands of times across this state……