Judge accused of trying to enter Penn...

Judge accused of trying to enter Pennsylvania hotel room dressed in bedsheet

There are 16 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 5, 2011, titled Judge accused of trying to enter Pennsylvania hotel room dressed in bedsheet. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Pennsylvania judge is having cases taken off his hands after he was charged with trying to enter a female judge's hotel room wearing only a bedsheet.

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No Surprise Here

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 5, 2011
Judges are just as dumb as non-judges.
Elfego Baca

Lithonia, GA

#2 Apr 5, 2011
Another Clinton appointee?

Since: Oct 09

over here <-------->

#3 Apr 5, 2011
Suppose he'll get hard time?
Craig

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 5, 2011
I thought Gummo was the straight man of the Marx Brothers. I guess they decided to let him test his comedic skills, armed only with a bedsheet and a judgeship (and soon to be left with just the bedsheet, I bet...)
Mark Winshel

El Cerrito, CA

#6 Apr 5, 2011
1. The rates of alcoholism and drug abuse among the members if the legal profession, and most judges are lawyers, are far higher than that of any other major profession or occupational group.

2. Does anybody with an IQ higher than his or her shoe size really believe that being a judge, therefore he was not given repeated warnings and also virtually infinite opportunities to settle down, and that the police did not first try to handle the whole thing quietly, off the record, and with no paperwork being made out!!!

3. Does anybody with an IQ higher than his or her shoe size really believe that this is the first time something like this happened to this particular judge, or for that matter also other judges in that metropolitan area, and that of every one thousand such incidents involving public officials, and including judges, that previously occurred that at least nine hundred ninety of them were not covered up and with no paperwork being made out!!!

(In other words, and just as police officers almost never give traffic tickets to other police officers, they also do not normally give ticklets to or arrest judges and other prominent and powerful public officials, and unless the conduct is very repeated and unless the bigshot absolutely refuses to settle and be quiet, and even after repeated warnings.)

4. QUESTION: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at an ABA convention? ANSWER: The caterer.
Tommy Cochran

Huntington, NY

#7 Apr 5, 2011
He tried to enter a hotel room while dressed.

OK, I see nothing wrong here.
unbelievable

Eden Prairie, MN

#8 Apr 5, 2011
Mark Winshel wrote:
1. The rates of alcoholism and drug abuse among the members if the legal profession, and most judges are lawyers, are far higher than that of any other major profession or occupational group.
2. Does anybody with an IQ higher than his or her shoe size really believe that being a judge, therefore he was not given repeated warnings and also virtually infinite opportunities to settle down, and that the police did not first try to handle the whole thing quietly, off the record, and with no paperwork being made out!!!
3. Does anybody with an IQ higher than his or her shoe size really believe that this is the first time something like this happened to this particular judge, or for that matter also other judges in that metropolitan area, and that of every one thousand such incidents involving public officials, and including judges, that previously occurred that at least nine hundred ninety of them were not covered up and with no paperwork being made out!!!
(In other words, and just as police officers almost never give traffic tickets to other police officers, they also do not normally give ticklets to or arrest judges and other prominent and powerful public officials, and unless the conduct is very repeated and unless the bigshot absolutely refuses to settle and be quiet, and even after repeated warnings.)
4. QUESTION: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at an ABA convention? ANSWER: The caterer.
You are so right. Many, many moons ago, before legal assistants, I was a legal secretary to attorneys that actually tried cases, back-to-back. Talk about talented men, but more than half were married, having affairs, drunk after a trial, screwing their secretaries,(oops), never home, and so on and so forth.
Mark Winshel

El Cerrito, CA

#9 Apr 5, 2011
When members of the legal profession get drunk, they often do not merely get drunk but instead so extremely drunk that they are close to being totally incoherent, and which would explain his not merely repeatedly knocking on the other judge's door and trying to get into her room, but his also being out in the hallway for a long time wrapped only in a bedsheet.

In fact, the story about Judge Gummo reminded me of one of the other tenants in a fourflat I lived in a few decades ago. Specifically, X would repeatedly not merely get drunk at the bars he frequented but so extremely drunk that he barely knew his name. So sometimes when I would come home I would find him laying on the doorstep to his apartment in a drunken stupor and ninety five percent asleep. In other words, he would come home too drunk to even be able to open the front door to his apartment.

So I would say to him, "X, give me your keys." He would then very slowly manage to stagger up, then very slowly get his keys out of his pocket, and while still in a daze, slowly hand them to me, and then I would open the front door to his apartment. He would then very slowly manage to stagger into his apartment, and then I would hand his keys back to him and close the door.

In other words, that guy had the personal characteristics necessary to be a member of the legal profession in a lot of the metropolitan areas of the USA.
Bob B

Mattapan, MA

#10 Apr 6, 2011
He just wanted to show her his impression of Lady Justice.
The Paisan

Huntington, NY

#11 Apr 6, 2011
He just wanted her to do his laundry.....I see nothing wrong with that....it is a womans job to do this.
Kris Kleagle

Clermont, FL

#12 Apr 7, 2011
He's a wizard under that sheet, too

“Harbinger of the Doom Rat”

Since: Apr 11

Skulking Round the Back

#13 Apr 7, 2011
Was it All Hallows Eve?

gru

Since: Aug 10

Duluth, MN

#14 Apr 7, 2011
Mark Winshel wrote:
When members of the legal profession get drunk, they often do not merely get drunk but instead so extremely drunk that they are close to being totally incoherent,
I am a member of the legal profession and I can assure you that I am close to being incoherent even when I am sober...

“Running Out Front”

Since: Feb 08

Gods Country

#16 Jun 10, 2011
he tryed, lol

“I Know”

Since: Apr 11

everything

#17 Jun 10, 2011
decorum

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#18 Jun 10, 2011
Hea come da judge! Heah come da judge!

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