I thought that I had a low opinion of judges, but I am finding that everyone I meet has a lower opinion.
When I explain some legal argument that I intend to use in court, I usually get a dumbfounded look and questions like, "Do you think that the judge is going to follow the law?", or "Do you think that the judge is receptive to reason and logic?". Then he'll suggest that I get a better haircut or hire a lawyer who plays golf with the judge. I don't think that I have even met anyone yet who actually says that family court judges rule legitimately based on the facts and law before them. Invariably they attribute the judges' rulings to motives that are much worse than anything that I have said on this blog.