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#1 2006-02-03 08:57:56

Kevin
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From: Tanglewilde
Registered: 2004-09-08
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How they see Judge Sim Lake

Judge Sim Lake, who is overseeing the Enron fraud trial, has been profiled by two prominent newspapers today.

The Financial Times profile gets off to a predictable start:

Judge Sim Lake has spent most of his life in the Lone Star State. Yet he could hardly be further removed from the stereotypical strutting Texan.

Belated warning to any international media in Houston -- beware of the stereotypical strutting Texans! But be even more wary of the Danger Train. It kills.

The Washington Post profile dives right into substance:

As the trial of Enron Corp.'s former leaders ends its first week, U.S. District Judge Simeon T. Lake III is turning into its most active player. Thursday, he beat back repeated defense objections, urged the government to file color-coded document lists and stepped in on occasion to pose his own questions of the prosecution's first witness.

It was quintessential Lake. He is a man in control -- of his emotions, of his fitness regimen, and, most especially, of his courtroom.

So there you have it.  Hat tip to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog for the links.



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#2 2006-02-03 10:51:41

Royko
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Registered: 2005-10-11
Posts: 1,752

Re: How they see Judge Sim Lake

Now that the national press has decended on Houston, much like o horde of locus, they are positioned to give a first-hand account on any calamities.

Admit it, wouldn't a few Houstonians chuckle at the sight of a network news satellite communications vehicle "T-Boned" by our 3rd-world-class "Transit Backbone?"


"I'll keep my God, my liberty, my guns,
and my meager earnings; whereas,
you can keep "THE CHANGE!"

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#3 2006-02-03 10:55:21

Bill F
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From: Houston
Registered: 2005-01-07
Posts: 634

Re: How they see Judge Sim Lake

Don't forget the profile he got last year from the boys over at LST.  You know...the left wing radical extremist activist judge who threw the bible out of the harris county courthouse.  I can't wait to see the press portray him as a right wing extremist crony of the Enron boys if he does anything that could be viewed in any way as a favorable towards Enron.


"Common Sense" is not nearly as common as the name would tend to indicate...

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#4 2006-02-03 11:03:47

Kevin
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From: Tanglewilde
Registered: 2004-09-08
Posts: 6,929

Re: How they see Judge Sim Lake

Royko wrote:

Admit it, wouldn't a few Houstonians chuckle at the sight of a network news satellite communications vehicle "T-Boned" by our 3rd-world-class "Transit Backbone?"

It would indeed be world class!

Callie tells me that they must have scrubbed Urine Square after they shooed off the vagrants last week, as it smells much better than usual. I haven't been down there, but that would be a nice switch!

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