One of the crime scenes

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Just What's
Going on

While perusing the Jumbles Court Listing this morning, I was struck by what I discovered in the part of the AG's site that shares (?) information about the results of cases before the Supreme Court of BC.

The Ministry of the Attorney General doesn't just publish schedules (?) to upcoming legal activities at the various courthouses in BC, but a section called "Adult Completed Court Lists (Supreme)," as well. They tell you what happened also...........well...sorta.......kinda.....

Adult Completed Court Lists (Supreme) which list results of Court from the past five days
Being the Ministry of the Attorney General there are lots (maybe even TOO many?) lawyers around so they always say exactly, I mean exactly, did I say how precisely?, what they mean. As in the above - when they say five days, they are counting Saturday and Sunday you want to bet your patootie. So I won't link you to the results from Thursday (last) April 27 (five actual court (you know WORKING) days) ago)as they are gone, gone with the wind into cyberspace. Gone to the place where I suspect certain people would like this whole issue to go. You can go all the way back to Monday or three days ago.

Basi, Virk and Basi issues were on the docket for April 27, April 28, April 30(thurs, fri and mon) and Tuesday, May 1. Each day the column with the heading "Next Appearance" would have something like this for - a result for April 30.

01-MAY-2007 10:00 AM 054

This has been the standard next appearance entry for many occasions to date and then the column under results would be entirely blank.

So maybe you can imagine my state of shock when I went to today's (Thursday, May 2) and found that the column for "next appearance" was in each instance EMPTY, and the column for Results has an entry in each of the usual seven or eight (or even a dozen or more, some days) pages of BVB charges, 23299-n and so forth dealing with Inherent Jurisdiction, disclosure and warrant authorization now say "No Results Entered." That's right:

No Results Entered!

Now excuse me if my reading skills or comprehension are slowed by dementia, drugs or natural born dumbness (not meant to insult the mute). But that information would would suggest to me that there is NO scheduled next appearance and that there WERE some results, just none that the public were deemed worthy of knowing about.

Come on people go there yourself, compare the listings before and and for May 1. Hurry though because they disappear daily, even on weekends, apparently.

Anybody have any ideas what this actually means? I hope I'm not correct in jumping to the worst possible conclusion (or that it is the complete and total disappearance of the BC Rail Trial)! Lucinda, tell me it isn't so, because I'm pretty sure that would be news, wouldn't it?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you weren't tuned in to the Legislature channel for question period today it's a shame. The wall 'o stone was trembling a bit in the face of some very interesting transcripts of a former Finance Minister's words.

He still says, though he's chief law officer for this province, as if he were screaming while holding his hands over his ears, 'What you telling me this for?'

Finally, I think it was Mike Farnsworth said 'maybe you should take these questions to your boss?'

I understand the CEO was speaking to some mayors today. With the Capo di tutti capo it's always a good idea to face him squarely and watch his eyes. That would be my advice to the local politicians - you never know what he might have said a few days earlier behind your back... or what his friends from other municipalities might be 'tearing' into.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 3:16:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Koot, don't worry about the postings. They usually come out sometime before court. Do you think it may be that the cover-up includes some staff in the courthouse? Seems to me that the postings are getting later,and later. Of course it may be that their workload is getting heavier, or the coffee breaks are getting longer.

Friday, May 4, 2007 at 8:06:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The court listing are available at shortly after 5 Am, at least that's the earliest I look. They had been added to during the day now and again. There is a heck of a lot of courts in this province and as in most government agencies, since the cut backs, a shortage of staff. Does anyone realy want to read court lists before 5AM? dl

Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 8:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BC Mary said...

Well, dl, as Koot says, if you don't live in Vancouver, yes indeed, we actually need to see the court lists the day before so we can pack our jammies, gas up the jallopy and set off for Vancouver.

And ya can't tell me that the lawyers don't know -- the day before -- whether they need to show up at Supreme Court the next morning.

Monday, May 7, 2007 at 9:44:00 AM PDT  

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