BY BUDDY NEVINS
The Fourth District Court of Appeal earlier this week agreed to speed the decision on Patte Atkins-Grad’s recall.
Atkins-Grad is suing to block the recall and lost in Circuit Court Judge Michael Gates’ Broward courtroom in June.
The judges granted Atkins-Grad’s motion to expedite their decision.
But the judges also turned down her request for an oral argument. So the decision will be made soley from the documents filed in the case.
She alleges through her attorney Stuart Michelson that the recall petition was defective. Attorneys Kevin Tynan, a former School Board member, and Josh Entin represented the recall group against Michelson in Gates courtroom.
(Michelson is the husband of former County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman. She was rumored to be a future candidate for office in or from Tamarac, but those rumors appear false because she is in the process of selling her Tamarac home. The listing price is $995,000, according to Zillow.com.)
After considering Atkins-Grad’s argument, Gates refused to stop the recall.
The court gave no timetable for their eventual decision.