posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 10:41 AM
Well, this takes nerve. Last year, it was the 9th Circuit deciding they *HAD* to make their vacation to Hawaii, despite budget matters the same men
bitched about and could actually keep a straight face while doing it over.
Now? Well..It's not Hawaii. It's actually worse. I mean, Hawaii as a desitnation is most of the cost there. The nature of the place, that is. You
don't go to Hawaii and stay at the Ramada Inn. It's rather self defeating and like going skydiving drunk. You get the experience but not worth
remembering...even if you manage.
Lets see what the Stench from the Bench smells like today?
With officials from the Judicial Branch demanding that Congress end across the board budget cuts from the sequester, federal judges from the Tenth
Circuit start to gather today for a judicial conference at a "five star" Colorado resort that features three golf courses and a "scenic mountain
The Tenth Circuit gathering at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs was postponed from a year ago because of budget concerns, but court officials argue
canceling the gathering entirely would have actually cost taxpayers money.
The Broadmoor! Well, hot damn! I'm impressed. After all, NO mere convention center or seminar hall would do for someone as special and pampered as a
Federal Court Judge! (Horrified look) How DARE we suggest such a thing! That they would live like commoners!? Bah!
Oh, for the "You can't make this stuff up" part these stories always seem to have somewhere?
Like other government agencies, when various judicial circuits have been asked about these conferences, the argument is that the gatherings are
beneficial for all involved.
"We recognize that the biennial meetings of our circuit’s judges and attorneys provide valuable continuing legal education as well as an
opportunity to interact socially," the Tenth Circuit said in a statement delaying the 2012 conference to this weekend.
"We hope to resume holding these meetings when the Judiciary’s funding situation improves," it added back in July of
Did everyone else know the "funding situation" had improved?? Wow... That's news to me. Here, I've been concerned for the health of my nation. To
read this, when it's vacation time anyway, it's as healthy as a newborn baby!
.....when they get back, I'm sure the whining about no money will start again. The thing is, it's a legitimate complaint. Money in the courts *IS*
exceptionally tight as the deferment of cases and other tangible actions show. Perhaps.....just maybe... THIS IS PART OF THE REASON WHY?!
A fair man might even call it evidence fit for a Judge!