"Selling Lead As Gold, Shit As Chanel No. 5"

Matt Taibbi reports on "rocket dockets," the high-speed housing courts that are helping major banks by speeding through foreclosures in Florida:

[The rocket docket] exists to launder the crime and bury the evidence by speeding thousands of fraudulent and predatory loans to the ends of their life cycles, so that the houses attached to them can be sold again with clean paperwork. The judges, in fact, openly admit that their primary mission is not justice but speed. One Jacksonville judge, the Honorable A.C. Soud, even told a local newspaper that his goal is to resolve 25 cases per hour. Given the way the system is rigged, that means His Honor could well be throwing one ass on the street every 2.4 minutes.