Monday, June 15, 2009
The Ties That Bind
UPDATE: For those of you following this story, and we can't get enough of it, the NY State Senate was thrown into more confusion today when one of the two Democratic Senators who switched sides switched back, creating the first ever 31-31 tie. And to make matters worse, the Lieutenant Governor, who normally breaks ties in the Senate doesn't exist, since he became the Governor when Elliot Spitzer resigned because of women problems. The NY Times article is here.
It's 96 degrees outside. It feels like 105. The humidity is 100%.
And only one profession mandates that the male participants wear not just a tie, but also a coat, no matter how hot it is.
Imagine if you will an alien species making contact with earth. After all the fanfare died down, eventually earthlings would escort the aliens around to show them different parts of our cultures.
Can you just see them standing on a corner somewhere in the USA in July with the hot sun beating down and the alien saying "tell me again why the men who go into that building must wear coats in this weather?"
We have no rational answer. Didn't Obama say it was time for change?
<-----------Vote in our new poll on coats and ties.
This is not about respect for the court. Every female lawyer and female judge manages to dress in a manner that is respectful without being totally ridiculous in face of the rising temperatures outside.
Cooler lawyers make happier lawyers (not to mention better smelling) and happier lawyers tend to get along and settle cases.
So doing away with the coat and tie requirement during the summer months may reduce case loads.
How's that for a "two-fer-the -price-of-one" change?
Judge Slom? Judge Blake? Judge Brown? What can Brown do for you? Make things cooler for a start.
Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?
See you in court, sweltering on the walk in, until further notice.
Judge Butchko was not trying to get reversed on appeal by 45%;
73% (140 out of 191) said Judge Adrien was playing the race game in his reelection efforts.
And about a third of us take depos in every felony case, while 25% never take depos in homage to Sy.