I confess my standards are so low for Trump at this point that it’s hard for me to have quite the shock that I’m seeing from some of the TV commentators right now [about Trump’s speech at a rally in Arizona]. SASSA therefore either had to make another plan (which it did not do – despite falsely promising the Constitutional Court that it would) or it had to conclude a new contract with CPS (something SASSA and the Department seemed suspiciously eager to do). Because the contract is invalid and because it will come to an end on 31 March, it is not legally possible to extend the contract. It’s like letting an addict who’s been clean for a couple days hang out with his friends at the crack house. To understand why this failure is either catastrophically incompetent or corrupt (or both) it is important to understand why the Constitutional Court’s help is needed and what the Court can do to fix the problems created by the Department and SASSA’s incomprehensible conduct.
In any event, the legal problem faced by the Department, SASSA and CPS is that the Constitution, the relevant legislation and Treasury regulations appear to prohibit the role players from entering into a legally valid new contract at this stage.If you’re concerned about arguments over what date a signature was received—such an argument might arise if the signature was received on a Sunday—you could specify that receipt would be determined “in accordance with section 12 [Notices],” assuming that the notices provision is comprehensive enough to address such issues.(That’s rarely the case.) But referring to the notices provision raises the question whether sending a signature page constitutes notice of the sort that would fall within the scope of the notices provision. King moved to Orlando in 1968, joined the Orange County Bar Association and served on its Executive Council from 1977-1982, and as its President from 1980-1981. King was Chair of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, and he served on the Board of Governors for The Florida Bar from 1988-1992, where he co-chaired the Disciplinary Review Committee overseeing lawyer discipline statewide. King was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Orange County Bar Association’s highest award: the William E. In addition to his background in federal litigation and procedure, Mr. After serving in the United States Marine Corps and completing a tour of duty in Vietnam, Mr. A shareholder with King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, P. Zehnder has practiced primarily as a commercial litigator in Orlando since he graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995. Zehnder has represented both individuals and corporations in a wide variety of complex commercial matters in state and federal courts, in arbitration and on appeal. Zehnder has been active in leadership positions with the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), first serving in the Young Lawyers’ Section, including as President in 2005-06. Zehnder served as President of the OCBA, and in 2012 - 2013 he served as President of the OCBA Foundation. Zehnder received the OCBA's highest honor awarded to a young lawyer: the Lawrence G. A shareholder with King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, P. Ford focuses his practice on general litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and business disputes. Ford has represented corporations and individual clients in a variety of matters including breach of contract, securities, business torts, class actions, patents, real estate disputes, antitrust, e-discovery, banking, and fraud.