Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Judge Bandstra to JAMS

The DBR covers Judge Bandstra's departure to JAMS.  Good luck to him!  There are some good stories about him in the article:

Bandstra’s legal experience includes three years with Katten Muchin in Chicago followed by three more as an assistant U.S. attorney trying 30 cases under Stanley Marcus. He also spent three years at Fowler White Burnett handling medical malpractice for firm shareholder and co-founder Henry Burnett.

“Henry’s my mentor and the person I respect most,” Bandstra said.

He said his experience as a magistrate can help sparring sides see their legal situation more realistically.

“One of the things I’ve enjoyed most as a judge is the settlement of cases where I’ve had some input,” Bandstra said.

After South Florida’s district judges chose Bandstra as a magistrate in 1989, U.S. District Judge Eugene Spellman telephoned to welcome him with two interesting details.

“First of all, you weren’t my first choice,” Bandstra recalled him saying. “That took me back a little bit.

“The other thing was, ‘You should know you got the judges’ vote on the first ballot, which has never happened.’ ”




The debate last night was a good way to show how important facial expressions are during trial.  In the first debate, Obama lost not so much for what he said, but mostly because he kept looking down, writing, and shaking his head.



 Last night, Romney got trounced in part because he had this weird grin on his face all night which didn't seem appropriate.



 Plus, there was this:



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice revisionist history. Obama lost the first debate in large part for what he said.

CAPTAIN said...


actually 11:24, Obama lost the first debate in large part for what he did not say. He did not say much of anything as he was asleep for most of the first debate.

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

Captain - give Fox give you the day off?

Anonymous said...

Not very clever 4:56 p.m.