Over the past few months, the Firestone Supreme Court has deepened itself more and more into an endless pit of inactivity. As a result, we have cases that range from being a couple of months to a full-year-old with no indication if the rulings will ever be published. The last time the Supreme Court voted on a writ was Nov 15, 2020. The last ruling passed down was June 10, 2020.
However, I do applaud many members within the Supreme Court for working on other various judiciary and legal tasks such as working within the District Court with expungements and helping create the traffic code for the state. Their activity from the Supreme Court is shifted from giving down rulings to help in other sectors in the state.
Obviously, both of the things above are important; however, we must be considerate of where we put our priorities. You can’t do both and that is being shown right now. Therefore, please answer the poll below on what you believe the members of the Supreme Court should focus on.
Prioritize bringing down rulings and conducting hearings on writs
Prioritize working with the District Court and giving legal expertise
all the docketed writs r in progress, a couple r completed n just waiting on like a dissent or an opinion to be finalized, been planning to catch up on everything once holidays were over and i had a little more time. hope to focus largely on that tomorrow
shoutout to kerb for being the best of us during this time
When it comes to the topic at hand, the answer is simple: the court should prioritise doing what the court is supposed to do: hearing and ruling in supreme court cases. Anything else can wait or can be done whilst waiting for a justice to write an opinion, etc.
If someone is simply not interested in a position in-which they hold, and have been serving in the community for quite some time, people are yes, going to not like having to find new people to replace them, but we also have to respect the fact that they’ve grown off the platform, and are no longer interested within our community. I guess I should’ve worded that a bit differently, however, if a position is able to be filled or not, you shouldn’t have to feel pressured to keep the one you currently hold.
“Best we have got”. I take offense to that. Every Justice that has been appointed knows their stuff. Back in my day the SC was into fixing things. But for some reason Float and Danny are not picked on for their contributions in that area.
It just simply was what the Supreme Court did - in that society it worked. Obviously, societies change. In this case the Supreme Court is now hardly used.
So please do not slam me for past experiences in which I followed along with the demands of the society.
There is a reason why I - and Danny - both have statutes in v3.