THE JUDICIAL HALL OF SHAME

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The judges listed below have won a place in

THE JUDICIAL HALL OF SHAME:


MARCUS ARELIUS ANTONINUS (to his adopted father, the Emperor Antoninus Pius):

"Take heed lest thou become a Caesar indeed; lest the purple stain thy soul."


The discretion of a Judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown. It is different in different men. It is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, passion. In the best it is oftentimes caprice; in the worst it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is liable.

Lord Camden, L.C.J., Case of Hindson and Kersey, 8 Howell State Trials 57 (1680).


TOP DISHONOR GOES TO:

(THE PURPLE STAIN AWARD)

#1    JUDGE RICHARD ALAN ENSLEN

Senior Judge (as of October 1, 2005), Western District of Michigan

Judge Enslen was featured on the May 1999 cover of Media Bypass Magazine

Psalm 82 describes Judge Enslen's and the others' reward


THE FOLLOWING ARE TIED FOR RUNNER-UP DISHONORS:

Judge Dolores Sloviter

Circuit Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals

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Judge Boyce F. Martin

Circuit Judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Judge rigged Michigan case, needs to be indicted

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Judge Frank M. Hull

Circuit Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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Judge Stanley Marcus

Circuit Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat

Circuit Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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Judge Rudi M. Brewster

District Judge, Southern District of California

RETIRED

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Judge Richard Story

District Judge, Northern District of Georgia

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Judge Lloyd D. George

District Judge, District of Nevada

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Judge Thomas C. Platt

District Judge, Eastern District of New York

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Judge Leonard B. Sand

District Judge, Southern District of New York

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Judge James G. Carr

District Judge, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division

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Judge D. Brooks Smith

District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania

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The Bill of Rights Handbook


QUESTION: What is a judge?

ANSWER: A lawyer in an ugly black dress.


The attitude towards lawyers throughout the centuries never changes:

 

The order [of lawyers] is becoming continually more and more powerful. . . .  There is danger of lawyers becoming powerful as a combined body. The people should be guarded against it as it might subvert every principle of law and establish a perfect aristocracy. . . . This order of men should be annihilated.

Benjamin Austin, Observations on the Pernicious Practice of the Law, 1786, quoted in Roscoe Pound, The Lawyer from Antiquity to Modern Times 234 (1953)

 

attorney.   Lawyer. They study law at law school rather than attorneying at attorney school, but most lawyers prefer to be called "attorney" even though this term, which actually refers to a legal agent--to someone who is authorized to act for another--is not as accurate as "lawyer," meaning someone who is entitled to practice law.  Evidently, lawyers wish to escape the negative associations connected with the correct name of their profession.  (When did you ever hear of a Philadelphia attorney?)

Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk, Revised Edition, pages 34-35 (1995)

An even older reference to lawyers is found in the Bible:

And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

Luke 11:46

Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

Luke 11:52

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