No, Chang Gang Charlie hasn’t completely gone soft on crime; he’s just gotten too lazy to deal.
For the second time in a year, the Supreme Court has asked the other two branches of government make sure they fulfill their constitutional duty and make sure that the courts have the money to operate.
This time the call comes from Florida Supreme Court Justice Charlie Wells as he announces the date of his retirement from the Supreme Court. He told the Orlando Sentinel:
One of the necessities of government that has to be able to operate are the courts. You cannot have courts that try felony cases if you don’t have a judge, a prosecutor, a public defender, a court reporter, a court interpreter — those are just the elements required for due process, and that is a constitutional guarantee.
The Sentinel also explains that Charlie’s lazy, across-the-board budget cuts have put the court system in danger of having to shut down and granting furloughs for felons.
Come on Charlie – you were Attorney General and now you can’t even figure out why it would be important to not shut down courts and grant furloughs?