In our ongoing effort to make protest hearings more efficienct, we've added a new field to the protest decision form. Above the facts found is a new section called Procedural Matters. Typically procedural issues were included in the facts found section or not included at all. The new field is an effort to better identify and disclose those issues. For example, here are few issues that would now be identified in the new field.
Procedural Matters will show on the final decision so, as with facts found and conclusions, write full sentences and use punctuation. And it also appears on the judge's notes page, so jury members can see what the scribe is writing real time during a hearing.
And one additional note, we continue to experience difficulties with the editor used for these fields. You probably won't notice any problem, but if you do, please email us. We are working on a much simpler replacement and will re-style the decision page when we replace the editor to make it less confusing.