Judicial Activism

‘I got to know more judges [who called] between 10 and 11 o’clock at night than I wanted to.’

� State Sen. Mike Machado, D-Linden, on lobbying over the budget (“Capital Accounts”)

School’s in Session

‘Are you doing this to perfect the record or are you doing this to educate me?’

� Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Emerson, slapping down a lawyer’s attempt to introduce certain evidence during opening statements (“Testy Start in Ballot Trial”)