James M. Brooks
ATL honored a California trial judge, James M. Brooks, with Judge of the Day last June, when an appeals court ordered a new trial after he created a “circus-like atmosphere” in the original one. On Monday, the California Commission on Judicial Performance gave him the smackdown, issuing a decision and order imposing public admonishment [PDF]. […]
The Honorable James M. Brooks — a California trial judge and prior Judge of the Day honoree, with a history of getting himself into hot water — might want to leave comedy to James L. Brooks. Judge Brooks’s attempts at humor didn’t go over too well with the folks upstairs. From On Point News: A […]
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Today we have TWO judges of the day. Both win the prize for their honesty and fearlessness. These jurists aren’t afraid to speak their minds, and for that we salute them. First, there’s Judge James Brooks, of “the O.C.” — Orange County, California. An Orange County judge with a sharp tongue and a history of […]