Judges Gone Wild
In my years in the court-room, I've seen many judges asserverate decisions that amounted to nothing more than discurvive mumbo-jumbo. I've seen some speak in a comforting, mellifluous manner while reaming people in their courts like Gengis Khan's army visiting a village of unarmed circus performers.
While most judges are thoughtful, considerate and well qualified, some are intemperate idiots. Judges who take outright bribes are rare but those whose rulings are tainted by political bias or personal favoritism are more common.
I've seen judges sleep during court proceedings. There was one, now retired who would swivel his chair around so his back would face the audience as the lawyers droned on. If he had to make a ruling, his clerk would wake him by tapping him on his leg once and he would mutter "motion over-ruled". If he'd been tapped twice he'd say "sustained". Three times meant "judge, roll over, you're snoring".
What brought this to mind is the report of a judge being removed for masturbating under his robe DURING TRIALS AND HEARINGS. I've seen a lot, and thought I'd heard everything, but never anything like that.
I had to wonder, did he ever change expression during court? Did he ever say something totally out of context like "Oh my God!!! Your motion is over-ruled!" or "sustained, but whose yer Daddy"? What movies had this guy been watching "Debby Does the Judiciary"? It sure as heck wasn't "Free Willy". On second thought, maybe it was.