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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 31, 2012

Two Shelby County probate judges are being criticized for implementing a "summer schedule" from Memorial Day to Labor Day, a concept that dates back to a time when there was no air conditioning in the courtroom. During this period, the judges are holding court only in the morning, which does not sit well with some who say the judges are getting paid to have an easy summer. Probate Court Clerk Paul Boyd responded saying, "The judges don't sit on the bench or don't have scheduled court in the afternoon, but they are still here. Just because there's not court doesn't mean they're not working." WMCTV has more