Thursday, September 08, 2011
Life tenure, vast power over mostly trivial matters, and a huge negative disparity in pay between your own salary and the incomes of the people who practice in front of you? Then you are probably a federal judge.
Yeah, I'd do this too.
God, I hate as_hole judges.
Note that the people who are looking to quash subpoenas are nonparties. This means it's not their lawsuit, and not their fight. They didn't do anything to start the million-dollar expense of the legal system running.
When you see the legal gravytrain about to run right over your company for no fault of your own, what do you do? First thing, you try to appeal to the judge handling the case right away - "Judge, this isn't our fight, we don't have time to give them every single document that's ever been drafted or received in our corporate history, can you just please keep an eye on them so that we can give y'all what you really need to see and still manage to stay in business?"
But AH judge says to himself "these people are not properly acknowledging that any legal matter in MY courtroom trumps all of their petty concerns! I am Master of the Universe! Let's see how the peasants like THIS order! Ha! I'm so funny! ALL the lawyers in my courtroom tell me so!"
Ass. Hole. Get a job you're temperamentally suited to handle and stop subjecting the rest of the world to your inflated ego.
(Yes, I'm a lawyer. Can you tell?)