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Censured Judge Trying To Make Amends With The Public?

Filed under: Crime,General,Judiciary — Justin Levine @ 9:25 pm

[posted by Justin Levine – not Patterico] 

If Judge Manuel Real is doing this simply to get on my good side after being censured…it’s working! (But I still have no dispute with Patterico’s thoughts on the matter).

4 Responses to “Censured Judge Trying To Make Amends With The Public?”

  1. Rule of thumb: people aren’t as bad as you think they are; they’re not as good as they’d like you to think they are.

    I’ve been on both sides of Manny Real, and winning is a hell of a lot better than losing. I spent a few months in the 1980’s trying to persuade state court judges that Manny’s federal judgment against my client wasn’t entitled to full faith and credit (collateral estoppel, actually) because he clearly hadn’t considered what he was signing before he signed it. But he’s honest, and smart (and ferocious and rude).Spend some time in the land of the Article III life appointee: you might find that ferocious rude guys like Manny sometimes hand out more justice than the geisha hostess judges who are running for a 9th Circuit appointment and who find Rule 56 terribly troublesome and extreme. That’s not to say that we don’t want better judges…

    lincoln republican (efb06e)

  2. [posted by Justin Levine – not Patterico]

    That means you’re really Patterico, right?

    I Can't Believe It's Not Glenn Reynolds!TM (f52b4f)

  3. after reading alex kozinski’s dissent in the censure opinions, i don’t think the word “honest” applies here.
    don’t be so quick to diss geisha hostess judges; they’re easier to manipulate toward your goal. toward the end of the novel “playback”, that greatest of all detective writers raymond chandler has an old guy discuss god with the detective, philip marlowe, and the old guy says “there is no art without the resistance of the medium, no success without the possibility of failure.” winning cases is easy when you have the facts and the law on your side; a really great lawyer finds a way to win without either the facts or the law. example: the late johnnie cochran was a really great lawyer in his most famous outing, but he needed a pliable medium to work his art, and the medium assigned to him was as pliable as a courtroom gets.
    right after that, the old guy said “is it blasphemous to suggest that god has days where nothing goes right, and that god’s days are very, very long?”

    assistant devil's advocate (6432b0)

  4. I know nothing about Judge Real except for what I have read here. I know more than I wish I did about that canibal, O.J. Simpson. If Judge Real will cook him and eat him, with or without mustard, I will applaud. On a more serious note, do you remember that shortly after the Simpson trial, F. Lee Bailey went to jail for six months for refusing to turn over funds in violation of a court order? Any hope that O.J. will at least serve a little jail time over this?

    nk (57e995)

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