Palm Beach County | Foreclosure Hearings Closed to Public Despite FL Supreme Court Justice Canady’s Order


So, today Lisa and I went over to the courthouse to view the David Stern case management hearings and guess what, they would not let us in.

We were told it was “too crowded” to enter. The courts are suppose to be open to the public at all times.

It appeared there were many others that were “not able to fit” in the courtroom but at least they let the reporters that were there in.

Maybe the court needs some case management on scheduling so this does not happen again.

Overcrowding should not keep people out…

From The Hamlet…

This morning, we, Michael Redman (4closureFraud.org) and I, were barred from entry into room 9D in Palm Beach County Courthouse because the courtroom was “too crowded”.  The pleasant court employee was very polite, explaining that the courtroom was simply too crowded and that we might have a chance to observe later in morning.  She did say that we could observe down on 4A for other foreclosure hearings.  There were MANY foreclosure defense attorneys and pro se defendants and others milling around the hallway, equally barred from entry.

We were planning on observing the first of four days of Stern case management conferences.

These case management are court ordered niceties to assist the fallen foreclosure mill pass the baton of it’s pending cases to other foreclosure mills.

We’ve been through closed foreclosure courts issues before.  The Press Corps, ACLU, and First Amendment Foundation wrote a pointed protest letter to FL Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady which resulted in an ORDER to stop violating Floridian citizen’s rights to an open court system.  Order from Canady here.

Today I have sent to the chief judges of Florida’s twenty judicial circuits a supervisory memorandum-a copy of which is enclosed-setting forth my administrative directive on this matter. Under that directive, the chief judges shall ensure that the judges they supervise and the staff who report to those judges, as well as bailiffs and employees of the clerks of court, are not violating the rights of Floridians by improperly closing judicial proceedings to the public. The chief judges shall promptly exercise their administrative and supervisory authority to countermand closures or impediments to access that are inconsistent with Florida law.

Charles T. Canady

I see our work must continue, fighting to keep shining the light of truth on this aspect of fraudclosure; closed foreclosure courtrooms where deep concessions are being made to foreclosure mill attorneys and their phantom, strawman clients.

Background here and here and   here and here and here and here.

I will be writing a(nother) letter to Chief Judge Peter Blanc, although my previous letters sent to him last year regarding the fraud upon the court were all met with polite dismissal.

I wonder how the ACLU will feel about this…

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4closureFraud.org

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9 Responses to “Palm Beach County | Foreclosure Hearings Closed to Public Despite FL Supreme Court Justice Canady’s Order”
  1. JamesM says:

    Was the case management in chambers or in full court room?

    If in full court room was the over crowding becuase many cases had been docketed at one time, a cattle call, instead of at discrete times? If so the court’s scheduling was at fault and the court should have continued the hearings until it could figure out how to hold them in a bigger court room or scheduled over time so that the court room was not over crowded.

    I wonder how the filtering to decide who was admitted into the court room was done. Was the judge aware that people were being stopped at the door?

    A letter to the judge in question and the chef judge on the circuit is probably the most effective and expedient way to make a change. The court can, and should, use a larger room or re-schedule, re-docket, so that there is not a mass cattle call which prevents constitutional access to observe.

    Failing that the court should arrange close circuit TV to allow all intrested parties to view the proceedings.

    I think any letter at the state level will not be well recieved if an attempt to cure it at the local circuit level has not been attempted first.

    I suggest you give the local court notice of the problem outside it’s doors and give it the chance for remediation of some sort before pulling the fire alarm.

    • The ninth floor of the Palm Beach County courthouse was thick with attorneys Friday as the first case management hearings to determine the status of thousands of former David J. Stern foreclosures began.

      Lawyers for the banks, lawyers for the homeowners, and even lawyers handling the transfer of files from Stern’s firm to new firms huddled around a large easel set up outside Circuit Court Judge Meenu Sasser’s courtroom.

      There were 500 hearings set for Friday, evenly split between morning and afternoon, and despite a bit of chaos as people searched for their file numbers on the easel, morning operations inside the courtroom ran mostly smoothly.

      http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/foreclosures/stern-foreclosure-cases-being-reviewed-at-the-palm-1457998.html

      • Fury says:

        “ran smoothly” just like the cattle cars transporting victims to their deaths in WW2.
        i am not overstating this.

        what has been happening to innocent homeowners is a crime.

        stop fraudclosure!

      • talktotennessee says:

        Whether a court cattle call of 500 foreclosure cases “heard” in one day or an impersonal auction list mumbled on the courthouse steps, as in non-judicial states, the homeowner is as much at a disadvantage as the poor joker accused of a crime, but with no funds, faced with nothing but a public defender to ‘plea’ him out rather than fight his cause.
        It is a mill “process,”
        What it is NOT, is justice.

      • anthony says:

        Don’t you get it????They are trying to EXTERMINATE the middle class this is WORSE
        then the Holocaust the Holocaust spot lighted the Jewish people now it is the middle class
        Remember the days when you knew your Banker by name you sat down made an appt with them
        then they started with Sales Quotas I know I worked for banks in the late 1980’s even then it was corrupt we knew the bank rates for the CD’s on Mon night prior to the rates the public heard them on Tues so they were back dated because the machines were manuel all the good clients
        got the better rates . You guys are being swindled I know I saw what was going on inside of these mills I didn’t work at them so I didn’t know what the rules were but they seemed odd they were runned like factories with files upon files this should have never been started the firms were called :LAW FIRMS they weren’t run by the Attorney he was never there a clerk ran it like a NAZI
        if you didn’t do your job you were fired so you as a person did not count you were a file that needed to be worked on quickly to meet a quota . If you let these Judges ESPECIALLY in FL
        handle your file you are going to be treated like a file it doesn’t matter that you worked all your life
        for your home thisall does not matter . It doesn’t matter that you were laid off what we lost was that we matter . If you feel you matter than Stand up for yourself did you ever ask who is behind all of this who is behind the curtain?

  2. Fury says:

    good grief!
    could it be any more obvious? the courts are trying to keep the truth from the public.
    lisa and michael will have to start wearing disguises like restaurant critics.

    • anthony says:

      you have no clue the f—ing power this little creep has
      no one wants to go up against him he has no money to work on the files because he was
      fired from Fannie and Freddie let his wife and two Nannies do the files take away everything
      from him like he did to others if nothing is done to him then we all know why no one could get into the courtroom I guest all the peon Attorneys he hired that he paid NOTHING was not good enough to finish the files OFF WITH HIS HEAD I SAY

  3. anthony says:

    HE SHOULD BE HUNG I WISH I KNEW I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE FRONT SEAT WAITED OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM OVERNIGHT< STERN SHOULD BE IN A CAGE LIKE SADAM HUSSEIN WAS
    LET'S WHAT HAPPENS IF HE BS 's HIS WAY OR NOT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE TURNING POINT FOR HOW FLORIDA REACTS .ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT…HE HAD NONE FILES WERE ALL OVER IN DESKS
    THERE IS NO COMPLETE FILE IF HE DOESN'T GO TO JAIL THEN EVERYONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO
    DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD

    • anthony says:

      PS IT SHOULD BE TELEVISED HE IS A LIAR GET OUT THE LIE DETECTOR HE IS THE WORST
      DEAR G-D PLEASE LET THIS ANIMAL GET HIS JUST DESSERTS AND I AM NOT EVEN ONE OF HIS VICTIMS THANK G-D …IF I CAN ONLY TALK I AM PRAYING HE FEELS THE SAME PAIN HE HAS CA– USED SO MANY SOUTH FLORIDIANS LETS SEE HOW TEW DOES IS HE STILL THIS ANIMALS
      ATTORNEY

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