Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TX Judge Chastised for Issuing "Cute" Orders

Some of you might have been following the orders of Judge Sam Sparks in Texas recently.  His orders, chastising parties for their behavior, have made several national blogs, including an order in which he accused the lawyers of acting like a "kindergarten party."

Now Judge Sparks is under the microscope for his own behavior in these matters.  Edith Jones, Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit sent him an email with the following reprimand: "Frankly, this kind of rhetoric is not funny. In fact, it is so caustic, demeaning, and gratuitous that it casts more disrespect on the judiciary than on the now-besmirched reputation of the counsel."

More coverage (and the full text of the email) at The Texas Lawyer.



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