After speaking with Judge Stuart’s clerk today, it was clear that the appellate volume was not in Judge Stuart’s courtroom. She then suggested that I go down to the 6th floor to talk to the file manager Ben, who is the middle man between files coming from the Appellate division to the Circuit Court.
After checking both his computer and the physical files, he came back with empty hands and an apology. No appellate volumes to be found at all for this case.
How do nine volumes of anything just go missing?
The Appellate volumes have many of the transcripts and court orders that seem to be currently missing from the file.
Any thoughts on what happened to the Appellate volumes? Be creative in the comment section below!