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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The NC Supreme Court has agreed to hear Jon David’s challenge of an order by District Court Judge Jerry Jolly.

David tells WWAY he found out about the decision yesterday. He says he’s looking forward to having the case heard on its merits.

Jolly issued an order earlier this year stopping a traffic court program David had initiated and accusing David of running a scheme because a campaign donor is one of the owners of the Streetsafe program that would be used.

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  • Sailfish

    Read the Supreme Court Order! Jon David has lost and doesn’t even know it, or else doesn’t want to admit it. The Supreme Court granted the writ of Supersedeas which basically means that they are superseding or taking the Order of the Court of Appeals up to their OWN Court so that they, the Supreme Court, can make clear their feelings on the merits of the case. The Supreme Court also allowed the Writ of Certiorari which means come on up to the BIG Court Jon David so we can tell you what we think. Then, the Supreme Court DENIED the Writ of Mandamus which is the relief that Jon David was seeking. This means that Jon David cannot tell a judge what to do. The Order does not say they have 30 days to submit briefs or anything else. It is over and he doesn’t want the public to know he has lost, or either as in the words of the good Republican, Abraham Lincoln, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” How much public resources did he spend on all of this? For goodness sake, may we now please move on to things of importance.

  • Rino Hunter

    Lawyers Sailfish’s hate filled comments about the Supreme Court’s case while correct are difficult for non lawyers to figure out and understand. – so let me help.

    In the appeal process everything is thrown into the suit in hopes of an overturn or at least the case is heard. Writs are legal terms which are used to plead for certain outcomes. writ of Supersedes, if approved, suspends the lower court ruling, writ of Certiorari, if approved, tells the lower court to send the case to the higher court, and writ of Mandamus, if approved, says that one party has jurisdiction over another party.

    In this case Jon David appealed on all three counts. Jon David won in that the writ of Supersedes was approved and the ruling of the Court of Appeal which dismissed the case was suspended and the writ of Certiorari was approved and the Supreme Court would hear the case. The Writ of Mandamus as that would mean that Jon David would have been able to overrule Judge Jolly. The fact that the order does not have a 30 day for submission is not relevant here, because the case will be heard. By the way, the case file was hard to find as it was on page 22 of a 38 page list of cases heard by the Supreme Court. It could only be traced by the case number.

    To characterize this as a Jon David loss is disingenuous from lawyer sailfish. One might ask why lawyer sailfish wants this case to go away. What are sailfish and the lawyer friends afraid of?
    Folks I can tell you this, there is a lot more garbage here that many do not want exposed.

    This case is about the loss of traffic court. This was set up to handle minor traffic tickets for proof of registration, insurance and inspection. A person getting these tickets could go early in the morning without a lawyer, show proof that the problem was corrected and the DA would dismiss the charges. With traffic court no longer in place, the person getting the ticket now has to go to regular court, sit there for hours, hire a lawyer to get his case heard. Traffic court is a great way to ease the crowded court system at a low cost.

    How much has Jon David spent on this fight? It does not matter, as this fight is for justice and righting a wrong done on the public by Judge Jolly and his supporters in the Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen County Bar Associations. This whole mess is part of the culture of corruption in the counties and to neuter the DA so that he is ineffective in fighting all of this.

  • Guest422832

    If Rino Hunter is right, then doesn’t granting the Writ of Supersedas mean that Judge Jolly’s original order suspending traffic court is now suspended and traffic court can resume?

  • Rino Hunter

    No traffic court cannot resume. The Appeals Court sent the case back to Judge Jolly so they punted. However the legislature has passed a law that establishes traffic court in all counties in September ( I think) so we will get it then. Lets hope that the Supreme court hears this case and gets all of the corruption out in the open.

  • Bogan

    I think it is very sad when a Judge acts like a effin baby. 19 years working for the Court system in four counties and every one of them had or created a Traffic Court in order to streamline a back log of those cases. This entire issue stems from the simple fact that the Judges in this Judicial District are being called out on their secret deals within the good ol boy system that has served them so well for many years. Jon David realizes that it is time for these backwoods operations to be brought to the public eye and force them to step forward from the dark ages of corruption. Jon David must stand his ground for the benefit and common good of those who elected him and those who didn’t. The rest need to get on board, resign or simply not run for office again.


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