Compromise on procedural rules bill in the works

first_img Compromise on procedural rules bill in the works April 1, 2004 Regular News Compromise on procedural rules bill in the workscenter_img A bill proposing a constitutional amendment to give the Florida Legislature the authority to write all court procedural rules may be dead following a meeting of the bill’s sponsor with Florida Bar President Miles McGrane.McGrane, Tallahassee attorney Barry Richard, who represented the Bar on the issue, and Rep. Gus Barreiro, R-Miami, met last month after the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee, which Barreiro chairs, passed the proposed amendment on a party-line vote.“We’re looking at a compromise,” Barreiro said on March 17.“It was a very friendly conversation and I understood what caused [Rep. Barreiro] to be concerned about court rule-making authority,” McGrane said. “I explained to him how it was done and we left with a mutual understanding. We are going to work together and get beyond this.”The preliminary agreement calls for the Senate President and House Speaker to be able to appoint a legislator or two to the Bar’s procedural rules committees, Barreiro said, and for lawmakers to get copies of proposed rule changes when they are submitted to the Supreme Court. That would give them an opportunity to comment before the court acts.Both of those actions were suggested by Richard in his presentations at two committee meetings as ways to assuage legislators’ concerns about the rule-making process and whether the Supreme Court was infringing on substantive matters with procedural rules.“The legislature will feel they are a part of the process” with those changes, Barreiro said. “If we can get to that point, the amendment will go away and we’ll have a compromise.”In a March 18 letter to Barreiro, McGrane wrote, “In addition to my February 19, 2004, letter to you wherein I proposed the Bar would give specific notice to appropriate legislative chairs and staff of court rule amendments, I will seek further changes in our processes so that the Bar can specifically include members of the legislature to each of our court rules committee.“You and I should further discuss the details of this concept — e.g. , how many lawmakers, how they should be selected, etc. — but I wanted this letter to reflect my understanding and approval of these concepts. Once we agree on the specifics, I will take this matter to the Bar’s governing board for immediate approval.”There is also another sign that the court system has taken notice of legislators’ concerns about both procedural rules and jury instructions. In a March 18 opinion on criminal jury instructions, the Supreme Court rejected two proposed instructions and returned them to the Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases.In the first instruction, the court asked the committee to revise the rule to reflect concerns of the House Judiciary Committee that the rule did not reflect state law and the second to update it with changes made by the legislature last year. Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases (2003-1), case no. SC03-629.last_img read more

CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – January 31, 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:Educating emerging leaders is the future of credit unionsby JOHN PEMBROKE, CUESAt CUES, we believe that investing in the next generation of leaders is incredibly important to the credit union industry.This is why our mission includes educating and developing future leaders. (read more)Top 5 ways to improve collection performanceby JONATHAN BARKLEY, SWBCWhen it comes to collections, cutting costs while also improving performance may seem like a tall order—especially when the resources you have to dedicate to time, personnel, and technology are already spread too thin. (read more)Lessons from Dolittle: Five ways to grow long-term impact with a diverse teamby TANSLEY STEARNS, CANVAS CREDIT UNIONI love the movies. I relish great storytelling and suspending my disbelief to immerse in another world. Now that she’s getting a bit older, my daughter MacKenzie and I have created a joint hobby of finding films that we may both enjoy. (read more)last_img read more

Olympic flame handover ceremony for Tokyo 2020 to be held behind closed doors

first_imgAthens: Spectators will not be allowed inside the historic Panathenaic Stadium on Thursday during the Olympic flame handover ceremony for Tokyo 2020, the Greek Olympic Committee said on Monday.The ceremony will take place in the presence of Greece President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and a small delegation of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, said the Hellenic Olympic Committee. “The Panathenaic Stadium will be closed to the public,” it said. It was earlier announced that the Greek leg of the Olympic torch relay was canceled. The move comes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a halt to most sporting events worldwide. “Tokyo 2020 has been informed that the Greek leg of the Olympic Torch Relay has been canceled.” IANSAlso Read: An olympic flame lit amid uncertainty due to coronavirusAlso Watch: BJP city committee organizes Coronavirus awareness programme in Guwahati on Monday.last_img read more

PBA: Blackwater ends long skid to TNT with OT win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Elite played a couple of pocket tournaments in Indonesia and Macau before returning to the Philippines for the PBA’s third conference.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I actually saw this kind of game from them during our time abroad, it really helped a lot because it helped with our chemistry,” said Elite’s head coach as he wiped away his tears. “It feels so great to win.”“This is God’s will and I’m sorry if I started crying because I really didn’t have any rest. These tears are from happiness. I want to thank the players because they sacrificed a lot.”Maliksi finished with 28 points, nine coming in overtime, with nine rebounds to lead the Elite while Henry Walker had 23 points and 14 rebounds.Pinto had 12 points, six of which came in the extra period after going scoreless in the second half, to aid Blackwater.Terrence Romeo had a team-high 24 points for the KaTropa, who dropped to 1-2 while new import Stacey Davis had 23 points and 16 boards with Jayson Castro pitching in 20 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blackwater muscled its way in overtime and broke its losing streak to TNT, coming away with a 104-98 win in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT The Elite, who played their first game in the conference, were 0-11 against the KaTropa since they joined the league in 2014.John Pinto and Allein Maliksi were quick to respond to the Elite’s situation as they scored the first 14 of their team’s points in overtime for the 97-89 lead with 2:17 left in extra time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Maliksi then hit the dagger jumper for Blackwater’s 100-93 lead with 49.1 left to play.An emotional Bong Ramos said it took his team more than their regular practice sessions to achieve the cohesiveness they displayed in crunch time. View comments LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal South Korea demands probe into Chinese swimming ‘assault’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more