Thursday, February 5, 2009

Federal Judge Makes Insulting Remark About Sarah Palin and Trigg

Hat Tip The Sarah Palin Blog

BY Janet Crain
A Federal Judge made these remarks in connection with a hearing to determine if a special ruling could be made for a Autistic child with Asperberger's Syndrome, a high functioning form of Autism. There was no reason at all for her to make the insulting remark. Apparently it just popped into her head and she spewed it out.

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 9:05 PM

A federal judge got political Wednesday, taking a swipe at Sarah Palin while powwowing with lawyers in the case of an autistic boy whose parents are fighting a ban on big dogs at their luxury upper East Side building.

Manhattan Federal Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald blasted the Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate for bringing her Down syndrome child on stage after a debate.

"That kid was used as a prop," Buchwald told lawyers during a hearing on Wednesday. "And that to me as a parent blew my mind."

Buchwald, a 62-year-old Democrat appointed by former President Bill Clinton, said Palin should have put her child to bed. Such conferences are often held behind closed doors, but Buchwald held yesterday's session in open court. "Tell me who told the reporter," Buchwald demanded after realizing her words were on the record.

The comments came during a settlement conference in a lawsuit filed by the feds on behalf of 11-year-old Aaron Schein. Aaron's parents say the dog is medically necessary to help the boy cope with Asperger's syndrome.

"I kind of don't understand why this hasn't been worked out," Buchwald said. "You guys have been at this for two years? ... This is a child with a serious medical problem."

The owners of The Townsend House want to put a 25-pound limit on any dog that Aaron's parents - hedge fund manager Aaron Schein and Bronx Assistant District Attorney Maria Mostajo - pick out for him.

And Aaron wants a hypoallergenic Labradoodle - a popular Labrador and poodle mix that can top out at around 40 pounds.
Tell Judge Buchwald what you think about her unprofessional behavior:

Judge Naomi Buchwald
United States Courthouse
500 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10007-1312

or you can get the instructions and forms for filing an official complain with the United States 2nd District Courts by clicking here.

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1 comment:

GrannyGrump said...

I guess that judge assumes that it's impossible that Governor Palin was simply proud of her baby, like any mother, and was basking in the fact that other people wanted to ooh and aah at him and find him generally adorable.

That judge ought to be disciplined for misusing her position to make irrelevant political attacks.