3d DCA Watch Election Special -- The Results Are In!


Yes I see from all of your worried notes, "apocalypse sex requests" and other late night texts and emoticons, things look grim.

But there was an election upside -- Judge Scales and Judge Wells made it!

Is it bothersome to anyone that more than a quarter of all voters said "no' for no apparent reason?

Shall Judge Edwin A. Scales be retained in Office?

CandidatePartyStatewide Votes Received
Yes
NOP
583,110
71.77%
No
NOP
229,315
28.23%
812,425 total votes cast.

Shall Judge Linda Ann Wells be retained in Office?

CandidatePartyStatewide Votes Received
Yes
NOP
613,455
74.73%
No
NOP
207,493
25.27%
820,948 total votes cast.

I guess some people just want to watch it burn:

Onward:

Judge Shepherd enters one of his final opinions, this one on Key Biscayne's efforts to protect Miami Marine Stadium from overdevelopment.

Here's one reason this one might deserve appeal to a higher authority (yes, Oscar Meyer!):
We admit there does appear to be an inherent conflict of interest in a system in which the agency which has determined to issue a water quality permit is also the adjudicator of whether a petitioner should be allowed to present his grievance to a neutral official.  However, the Village did not preserve this issue either by questioning DEP’s authority to address or determine standing at the agency level or requesting the DEP Office of General Counsel to recuse itself from the matter. In fact, following issuance of the Final Order, the Village sent correspondence to DEP’s General Counsel, announcing its intention to appeal, but offering to forego an appeal “should you agree to reconsider your decision.”
Is it just me or does this seem grossly unfair?

How do you waive a fundamental, structural conflict like that?  By largely meaningless closing verbiage in a piece of correspondence?

Oy veh welcome to the New Americana:

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