Quote of the Day - A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
Not once will you see The Honorable Manuel Real's name in this opinion, but everyone understands it's about him. The papers certainly understand the references. Judge Real is the most-reversed judge sitting in the Ninth Circuit, a questionable honor passed to him after Andrew Hauk passed away.
Although the Ninth Circuit's opinion passed on sanctioning Judge Real, not everyone believes it should have. Skip down to Judge Kozinski's dissent to read why not. Lawyers dare not cross Judge Real in his courtroom, and evaluating judges so far have not, either. Congress passed the responsibility to supervise their own to the Judicial Council, but how effective is that supervision?
Do you agree with Judge Kozinski? Will Congress retake its delegation?