Friday, November 25, 2016

NEXT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE APPLICATIONS ONLINE: Thank you, Governor RICK SCOTT: Florida Supreme Court applications now on web

It only took from November 15 to Wednesday, November 23, 2016, but the eleven (11) applications for seats on Florida's Supreme Court are finally on a government website. I had requested this be done by November 15, 2016 e-mail to JASON UNGER, Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominations Commission, managing shareholder at GRAYROBINSON, and a known Republican apparatchik and Tallahassee tobacco and liquor lobbyist.

Mr. Jack Reid, from the Governor's Office of Open Government, and his assistant, Amanda Gorman, placed the documents there late in the day before Thanksgiving. Two of the documents bear 5:33 timestamps.

The eleven applications and other materials are here. (Link corrected again). Thank you, Mr. Reid, Ms. Gorman and Governor Scott.

Jack Reid

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Slavin
To: Jack.Reid ; scottopengov ; Amanda.Gorman
Cc: Peter.Penrod ; ben.gibson ; Jason.Unger ; bking ; bergerw ; cynthiagangelos ; DNordby ; karlinskyf ; hala.sandridge ; ireyes ; jeanne ; jpanuccio ; nildapedrosa ; judgelitt10 ; Pat.Gleason
Sent: Fri, Nov 25, 2016 12:21 pm
Subject: Thank you for prompt response on Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission documents; my Open Records Request 2016-436

Dear Governor Scott, Mr. Reid and Ms. Gorman:

Thank you for placing all eleven Supreme Court applications on the Governor's Open Government website by 5:33 PM on November 23, 2016.  

I greatly appreciate it.  Thank you for your promptness, kindness, courtesy and public service, in working to vindicate the peoples' Right to Know late on Wednesday afternoon, on the day before Thanksgiving.  

This prompt action helps remedy the delays and desuetude by GRAYROBINSON lobbyist JASON UNGER, who chairs the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominations Commission.  Mr. UNGER snail mailed me a computer thumb drive, never acting on my request to place it on a website.  This was an appearance of impropriety.

Lobbyist JASON UNGER still refuses to schedule Supreme Court JNC meetings for a government building, insisting on meeting in the offices of GRAYROBINSON.  This is an appearance of impropriety.

Please advise or instruct Florida Supreme Court JNC Chairman Unger to change the November 28, 2016 Florida Supreme Court JNC meeting location to the Orlando Public Library Palm Room.

I greatly look forward to hearing from your office soon on redactions.  Please reverse Wendy Berger's and Brad King's redactions of the employer names for their spouse and adult offspring.  Please remedy their apparent violations of Article I, Section 24 of our Florida Constitution and F.S. 119 before the Florida Supreme Court JNC meeting commences on November 28, 2016.

Thank you for all that you do!

Happy Holidays!

With kindest regards, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Ed Slavin

1 comment:

Warren Celli said...

I tried the link to view the eleven applications — sorry but having to read an onerous "Terms of use contract", that I refuse to sign, to get into a Microsoft account for information is not open government. It is fascism!

Am I doing something wrong?

And what of the many many citizens who do not have internet access. What is their means of information? Is the vanilla Greed for Profit Evilism administrative class not being a we bit insular here?