Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Shades of Allison

I hope everyone weathered last night's crazy storm okay.  I don't know about y'all, but I was having some serious flashbacks to June 2001 and Tropical Storm Allison -- only this time I have flood insurance!

Judge Kristin Guiney is reporting that the CJC is closed today, per the Administrative Judge.  The building is running on reserve power and apparently the basement garage is flooded.

It doesn't sound quite as bad as Tropical Storm Allison, which forced the entire D.A.'s Office and all of the courts to relocate from the CJC for the better part of a year, but it doesn't sound good, either.

10 comments:

Kate S. said...

Murray, This morning reminded me of Ike. The county and office weren't giving any information about whether the courts were closed, and your blog was the most reliable source of information for brand new ADAs like me who were just trying to figure out what we were supposed to be doing. I haven't been downtown today but hope the damage is significantly less than it was seven years ago.

Kate S. said...

Murray, This morning reminded me of Ike. The county and office weren't giving any information about whether the courts were closed, and your blog was the most reliable source of information for brand new ADAs like me who were just trying to figure out what we were supposed to be doing. I haven't been downtown today but hope the damage is significantly less than it was seven years ago.

Lee said...

What happens to the defendants that were required to show up this morning and didn't per the flooding or found the gates to the castles locked? Are arrest warrants for noshow going to be issued for all of them? How does the system handle this?

Murray Newman said...

Lee, I think the requirement is that they be there tomorrow.

Jason Truitt said...

And now it's closed tomorrow. Misdemeanors are going to be in the juvenile building, evidently.

Anonymous said...

I read CJC is closed tomorrow, 5/27/15. Is that confirmed? Thanks for posting this helpful information. I tried calling but without any luck.

Thomas Hobbes said...

The CJC is closed to the public today (05/27/2015). There will be a misdemeanor jail docket in the Juvenile Justice Center at 9:00 a.m.

Thomas Hobbes said...

And, for what it's worth as a technicality, the Administrative judge cannot close the CJC, only the courts housed within. As it is a County building, a decision to close the CJC has to come from the County Judge or his designee.

Lee said...

Again I ask what is to happen to the defendants that were required to show up this morning and didn't per the flooding or found the gates to the castles locked? Are arrest warrants for noshow going to be issued for all of them? How does the system handle this?

To the simple maybe pretty sure possibly thing about showing up the following day (which is not also closed) how are defendants to know this? I am less than certain such an excuse would work when the cop comes after you with an arrest warrant that this excuse will work....?

Anonymous said...

Clearly this is all Devon's fault. Hers and those damned women she surrounds herself with!