UPDATE: For those of you who follow these things, three NYPD officers were acquitted today in Queens, NY, by a Judge, of all charges in the shooting death of an unarmed man exiting a Queens strip club the night before he was to be married. The trial lasted seven weeks. The trial was heard by a veteran and well respected Judge.
The NY Times Story is here:
It is not believed that the Judge was drinking with or having sex with any of the attorneys related to the trial.
Now to Judge Ana Gardiner, of North Of The Border, where apparently we cannot say the same thing:
These links are on the Broward Blog but the stories are just too juicy for us to ignore here.
First, here is the link to the New Times story on the many loves and friendships of Broward Circuit Court Judge Ana Gardiner.
And here is the link to Bob Norman's story on the nasty letter the Judge had her attorneys send him:
All in all another day North Of the Border.
How about our colleague Fred Haddad's comments? "judges and prosecutors and defense attorneys have been drinking together and having sex with one another for years in Broward County."
"Not with us" Rumpole replies.
Of more concern to us is who was paying for those overpriced drinks at those snooty Broward pick-up joints?
Well there you have it. Flirting with attorneys while on the bench.
Canoodling with prosecutors who are trying a death case before her and everyone having a good laugh at the horrible crime scene pictures. But for the conscience of a law student who witnessed the event, we might never know of the pleasures of prosecuting a case in Broward.
See You In Dade County Court, where no Judge has ever bought us a drink, much less made a suggestive comment.