Why would the Citizen reach out to Judge Rodgers? Because she is a founding Board member and champion of the organization. She recruited Mayor Ashton Hayward to donate City resources (Saenger Theater) to REAP and to travel at City expense to a Re-Entry conference.
The Mayor even picks up the tab with our tax money when he takes her lunch.
So what does she do when she receives the letter from the Citizen?
He gets this:
On Friday, October 7, 2016 11:00 AM, "Anthony_Castellano@flnp.uscourts.gov" <Anthony_Castellano@flnp.uscourts.gov> wrote:
My name is Anthony Castellano and I am the Chief U.S. Probation Officer for the Northern District of Florida. I am writing to set up a meeting with you, myself, and Chief Judge Rodgers to address your concerns regarding the issues and concerns you brought up in the letter you sent to Chief Judge Rodgers dated Octber 4, 2016. Would you be available either this afternoon (Friday) or sometime next Tuesday (October 11) to meet at the Federal Courthouse to discuss further? We look forward to having the opportunity to discuss your concerns. My contact information is noted below.
Now I see three potential items in the Judge's Rule Book I posted yesterday which may be at issue here:
- Otherwise, a judge should not personally participate in fund-raising activities, solicit funds for any organization, or use or permit the use of the prestige of judicial office for that purpose.
- However, a judge should not participate in extrajudicial activities that detract from the dignity of the judge’s office
- THE BIGGY
You be the judge.