Monday, July 9, 2012
Ummmm...Yeah. They tend to be hot-headed.
You could say they max out from hearing sordid, petty, nasty personal battles, day in, day out. Or that they get fed up with how divorcing parties often make things up (okay, LIE) to try to get an advantage in their cases. Or that they tend to be judges on the bottom of the totem pole who get assigned to matrimonial cases until they work their way up the judicial ladder over the years.
Or maybe - maybe - some people have no damn business being judges at all.
Regardless of the reasons, matrimonial judges do tend to be heavy-handed -- sometimes downright nasty. And this judge in West Virginia is, unfortunately, not an anomaly.