Judge Steps Down, Chooses Comedy
from the what-a-joke dept
Sicari said he had hoped for a different decision, but was braced for the court's interpretation.If this story didn't have enough funny details already, consider that the court that made this ruling dedicated time during the trial to sit and watch several examples of Sicari's routine. A group of supreme court justices, sitting together, watching comedy routines of another judge as part of trial. You can't make this stuff up.
"I was beyond proud to be a judge and I consider myself lucky to have done two jobs I loved," said Sicari. "But, I respect the court's decision."
It's a damn shame that Sicari can't serve the public as a judge, part-time mind you, earning roughly $13,000 a year with no beneifts for his service, while also pursuing comedy and acting gigs. In fact, as commenters on the original article noted, it sure sounds like this ruling might butt up against that pesky First Amendment that causes so many problems these days. Unfortunately, Sicari is quitting the fight, leaving the latest ruling unchallenged. For those of us that have both common sense and a sense of humor, we lost a friend in the legal system...for now.
"As long as this is a rule, I won't sit on the bench again in New Jersey. That is, unless someone wants to offer me a judge TV show."Dear comedy gods, please make this happen, like, yesterday.