It has long been said in the courts of this state that “every litigant is entitled to nothing less than the cold neutrality of an impartial judge.” State ex rel. Davis v. Parks, 194 So. 613, 615 (Fla. 1939). Regrettably, the trial judge in this case has
abandoned his post as a neutral overseer of the dispute between the parties, compelling us to grant Great American Insurance Company’s Petition for a Writ of
In the words of the sixteenth century statesman and jurist, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626):
Judges ought to be more learned than witty; more
reverend (sic) than plausible; and more advised than
confident. *** Patience and gravity of hearing is an
essential part of justice; and an overspeaking judge is no
well tuned cymbal.
“Of Judicature,” Francis Bacon Essays, pub. by J. M. Dent & Sons, 1958, Essay
LVI, pp. 162, 163.
Just so we're clear, Sir Frankie B was talking about judges, not bloggers.
See You In Court.
btw- any rumor of an alliance between certain judge, prosecutors, raconteurs and North Korea designed to shut down this blog, is merely that: a rank rumor.