August 03, 2009

Running ssllooww with Barbara Bembry

Well, it appears that our last remaining Republican elected official happens to have the slowest JP Court in Travis County...

Not satisfied, Hendricks said he searched and found what he thought was a direct e-mail address. In his e-mail, Hendricks expressed frustration while acknowledging that Bembry's court was probably very busy.

"I'm respectfully asking that you or someone on your staff provide me with an honest expectation of when my case might be heard," Hendricks wrote in closing.

Neither Bembry nor anyone in her court answered the e-mail, he said.

After Hendricks called July 15 — 331 days, or nearly 11 months after he filed his complaint — and was told by a clerk that a time frame for a court date could not be estimated, Hendricks called Statesman Watch.

"It's frustrating," he said. "No one can give me an answer. She (Bembry) is an elected official, but it seems as though all I can do is not vote for her for re-election. I think I'm entitled to justice."

Office managers for justices of the peace in Precincts 3 and 5 said someone filing a small claims case in their courts can expect to wait three to six months for a court date. Neither manager was willing to speculate on what would keep Hendricks' case from being scheduled for 11 months.

Take a moment and go help out a fantastic attorney who has stepped up to the plate to take Judge Bembry on, Amy Clark Meachum.

Posted by mcblogger at August 3, 2009 02:40 PM

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