When you walk into court and respond to the former lawyer dressed all in black, how do you address the apparition hovering a few feet above everyone else ?
If you are like Rumpole, you only call them "Judge".
In our long and illustrious career we have only used the appellation "Your Honor" in addressing three individuals:
1) Judge Jack Weinstein of the EDNY- the dean of all federal judges and the best District Court Judge of the last 100 years or more;
2) Judge Ed Cowart of the 11th Judicial Circuit, because he was the best Circuit Court Judge we have ever met, before or since; and
3) US District Court Judge Edward "Ned" "Boomer" Davis, the former Chief Judge of SDFL. Judge Davis was the epitome of a Judge. A courtly manner. Learned. Decent to all who came before him, calling him "your honor" just came naturally.
What do you call Judges?
Do you hold back on the "Your Honors"?
What current Judges merit being called "Your Honor"?
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