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Friday, February 13, 2015

TOUGH LUCK

It's a long way from the hallowed halls of clerking for a federal judge and the appellate division of the US Attorneys Office to the rough and tumble of the REGJB.  

Some people can take the rough and tumble and others crumble and flee for civil court or a quiet practice in a big firm. 

Judge Luck earned his stripes On Thursday when a mentally ill defendant attacked him and gave him a scratch and a lump on the back of the head. 



Tough Luck. 



Ricardo Garganelly. Unlucky. Attacked Judge Luck. 

The Herald and Ovalle have the article here. 

After the attack, Luck went to the sidelines where the trainer gave him some smelling salts, cleaned him up and then the Judge re-took the bench. Luck is tough. But tough in a good way.  We're glad the judge is OK. He's been on the bench a while now, and in fact he has a  campaign website up and running here  for his retention which we heartily endorse.  But you're never really an REGB judge until you've ducked a few punches or some contraband thrown at you while you're on the bench.  Well done judge. Well done indeed- and we're glad you're ok. 

Enjoy the long weekend. 

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where was the security?

Anonymous said...

Lucky duck.

Clemenza said...

Rump, tonight we just hit the Turk Sollozo with everything we got. This Luck thing can't go unanswered. He's one of ours.

Anonymous said...

No judge should ever have to suffer an attack.

Anonymous said...

Leave the gun.
Take the cannoli.

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Anonymous said...

Mentally ill or not, I would've pounded the guy. Come get me.

Anonymous said...

Great Judge ...Even a Better Person

Anonymous said...

I don't think your readers appreciate that REG is in the midst of a renaissance. The Brennans and Glicks are dwarfed by judges like Luck, Colodny, De La O, and the two Hersheys. Enjoy it while you can.

Fake Bob Chitty said...

Boat show weekend. Who's psyched??

Rfb said...

The Moe double eye poke always works in a pinch. Yuck yuck yuck.

Anonymous said...

Egregious and abhorrent.

Better Call Saul said...

Defendant smacks you upside the head?
Better call Saul.
Listed as the victim in a battery on a judge ?
Better call Saul!
First election coming up and need some money and endorsements ?

(Everyone )

BETTER CALL SAUL

Scott Saul said...

There's only one SAUL, that's me The Big Saulami and I've been at it for a long time. The dude on TV may be a character but he'll never be able to tell the sick, twisted and interesting stories that I have gathered.

This is terrible that this occurred to Judge Luck. He's an outstanding, freshman judge with a whole lot of potential. Despite his relatively young age and lack of experience in State court, he has been humble yet effectively authoritative. He's been a great addition to the bench.

I totally disagree that he needs to go through some type of State Court initiation stage. There should be steps to prevent this type of behavior. Obviously, the shabby 3rd floor court rooms permit the inmates from getting way too close to the bench.

Nobody should be physically assaulted simply for doing their job.

While he may have just received some superficial markings, I'm sure it was a harrowing experience.

Fake Q said...

Rump, how about a post on harmonic convergence and the application to cross?

Better Call Saul said...

Some cheap justice building hack calls you names?
Better Call Saul.

You're sitting in prison reciting the poem "My bondsman told me to hire…."
Better Call Saul.

You need a real lawyer who will fight for you and who will win and won't back down. You got rights. Pick the right lawyer.
BETTER CALL SAUL

Anonymous said...

This doesn't happen often. I know some donkey threw a turd at judge Platzer once but other than that I can't remember something like this happening. Can you?

Anonymous said...

Client of mine once threw the statute book at Judge Stanley Goldstein. He ducked and missed it.

6 months for contempt.

Anonymous said...

Defendant threw a water pitcher at Judge Gayles a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

Only judge I ever saw with his official photo mouth open. Looks kinda weird.

Anonymous said...

Good judge. Let's get behind him so no one runs against him

Anonymous said...

I heard that the judge's view was that the security people did a great job, and that he basically felt sorry for the guy but was not happy about being attacked.
The defendant who was just about to be taken into custody, rushed up the left side where there are steps, tackled the judge right out of his chair and rolled down the right side stairs.
They need to secure the lefty side of that bench so there is no access and post a security guard on the right side. If they can't, they should reassign Judge Glick to that courtroom

Anonymous said...

Rump
I am appalled that you let the post from Monday @ 10:30 AM be published. it's one thing to disagree with a Judge or believe they may be defense or state oriented or even not competent. It is quite another matter to wish harm on a judge and then publish the comment as if it is OK.
It is not OK and the person who wrote it should be admonished by you and an apology to Judge Glick is in order.

Anonymous said...

6:27 P.M. Spare us. No one wants to hurt Judge Glick. It is called humor. But, she is a biased, state-oriented tool who has no business sitting on the bench in a criminal courthouse. She is a disgrace, and everyone knows it. If the State Attorney wants to save money, she could just leave that courtroom without any ASAs. Judge Glick more than compensates.
Completely apart from what she does in her division, when she sits in bond court, she is vindictive, punitive, and unfair -heaping on heavy bonds to folks who cannot pay it fro relatively silly crimes. She is a horror.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone can't handle losing in Court. They will mature in good time.

Anonymous said...

You don't have to like me, but to wish harm on me is cruel.
S.G.

Anonymous said...

Well, judge, how about the misery and unfairness that you impose on people every day. You have no business being in the criminal division. You are mean, hard-hearted and nothing more than a prosecutor in a dress. How many people enjoy being assigned to bond court so that they can impose hideously large bonds with unreasonable conditions?

Paul Petruzzi said...

Seriously stupid comment. Wishing harm on anyone (especially in such an annonymous and cowardly fashion) is just wrong. It's as simply as that.

Paul Petruzzi said...

Indeed.

Paul Petruzzi said...

Are you kidding me?! It's not called humor. It's far from it. Worse though, your comment is not only offensive and inappropriate, but (assuming you're a lawyer) it's a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct and you shouldn't be practicing law. If you felt like impugning Judge Glick's integrity, you should have kept it to yourself. However, since you foolishly chose not to, you ought to face disciplinary sanctions. Perhaps that would be the best thing anyhow, since it appears you don't have the professionalism that it takes to be entrusted with defending anyone.

Anonymous said...

Paul: I assume with that much up-sucking, you do well in her division. She is a terrible judge.

Paul Petruzzi said...

i do my best in every courtroom. If I disagree with s ruling, I say so. If I need to appeal, I do. And if I think a particular judge isn't doing his or her job right, I support the opponent. What I don't do is publicly and anonymously impugn the integrity of any judge.

Anonymous said...

Paul: You are just wonderful!