Monday, 25 July 2011

Chief Judge Russell Johnson

I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Chief District Court Judge Russell Johnson. He has been taken too early and the courts of New Zealand have lost a great leader. His open and humble approach to his work, with just a touch of the naval command, was his outstanding contribution. He sat everywhere as the Chief Judge, but always had time when I met him in the streets to stop and chat. His colleagues on the benches must be saddened by the loss of their leader, a man who worked alongside rather than a distant figure and with a quick quip and smile. His family must also be distressed and my heart goes to them as well.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

5th Circuit Tosses Cheerleading Suit, Hits Law Firm for Grammar and Spelling Errors - News - ABA Journal

5th Circuit Tosses Cheerleading Suit, Hits Law Firm for Grammar and Spelling Errors - News - ABA Journal
I just love this story. I do not need to comment as it speaks for itself. But the judge who hates the confusion of principle and principal should be honoured for services to English grammar.