At Rumpole's request I am posting this tribute to Judge Gladstone as written by the Trial Master:
Many years(decades) ago I was retained to represent a lawyers son who got arrested for trafficking in marijuana in a larger amount that was stored in a vacant house near Palmetto High School. The son was accepted at an ivy league school for college. Although standing was a real concern as well as the rest of the motion to suppress Judge Gladstone granted the motion probably because he realized the vast harm a conviction would carry with this otherwise outstanding student. I believe based on his reputation of looking out for the juveniles he did what he thought was best for the child, not withstanding the harsh law. He was a great Judge and his likes will not be seen again for a very long time, if ever. New Judges assigned to Juvenile rotate out as soon as they can for greener pastures. But Judge Gladstone stayed out of devotion and care.
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