This morning I noted that a judge had issued an temporary injunction against Mayor Bloomberg to keep Zuccotti Park open for demonstrations. I still don’t know what’s going on with that. According to the Daily News,
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings signed an early-morning order temporarily barring cops from keeping protesters and tents out of Zuccotti Park.
But within hours, she was off the case as court administrators chose a new judge â€” and excluded Billingsâ€™ name from the list of candidates.
Billingsâ€™ biography notes that before she became a judge in 1997, she spent three years as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and also worked work community legal services.
And I’m thinking, WTF? But if you keep reading, it says,
Court officials used a computer program to pick a new judge for an afternoon hearing on the restraining order â€” and Billingsâ€™ name was not included because she usually handles real estate cases, court officials said.
The judge assigned to the case is Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman, an elected civil court judge who has been appointed to serve in the higher court for years.
OK, but … citing the same article, Little Lulu informs her readers —
Update: Hmmmmmâ€¦.ACLU-tied judge who assisted Occupiers is ordered off the case:
No, she was not “ordered off the case.” She was never “on the case.” And her past association with the ACLU is irrelevant. But — Godwin’s Law can go hang — Malkin and her ilk really are Nazis at heart, aren’t they?