Friday, February 23, 2007

Finally! A Judge With A Conscience

To me, yesterday was the first time I've actually seen a judge who gave a crap. And now he's being criticized for it. I guess being "human" is not how we are supposed to act.

Yesterday, Judge Larry Seidlin decided that a court-appointed lawyer acting as the guardian for Anna Nicole Smith's baby, Dannielynn, will be given custody of the model's body.

I think that was the right move.

Shortly after the hearing, Smith's mother, ex-boyfriend and companion announced they will put aside their differences and work with attorney Richard Milstein to plan her burial in the Bahamas. "Everyone is to work equally and together and all the parties are in agreement that Anna deserves the best and the privacy the she sought," said Debra Opri, an attorney for Larry Birkhead, Smith's ex-boyfriend.

What the hell has all this legal mumbo jumbo been about anyway? Has it been about the best interests of her little baby? Hell no! But that is what it should have been all along. And finally there is a judge who show real human emotion and he is being criticized for it. What he did in this case was right and that's final!

Just because the guys said some offbeat remarks and showed a tear or two, the media is attacking him. Come on people, it's time to look at situations such as this and put the human factor into play. Anna died a couple of weeks ago. Her body is lying in a morgue decomposing. There hasn't even been a funeral. People are fighting over where to bury her and the future of her estate. Come on, what about her newborn child? I think this judge showed incredible human emotion and put aside all of the "traditional" legalese and did what's best for all involved.

Is it wrong for a man to cry? I don't think so. In fact, I think your more of a man if you can do it without hesitation. I'm not saying to do it if you drop your pen on the floor, but hey, in a situation such as this - where the life and future of a newborn child is concerned - this judge did nothing wrong. Get off his least he was real!

It blows me away how much this has become a media event. It is a personal family tradgedy. When my Dad died last fall, I wouldn't have wanted to go through the crap that has been happening with Anna's death. I mean come on, putting her will on the web. Yes, that's right. Her will is on the web. You can read it here! To me, a will is a personal family matter, not a piece of entertainment for people who can't get enough.

I hope that other judeges in our legal system would look at what this one judge did and put some human emotion into their cases. Throw out all the BS and the legal mumbo jumbo. Put the best interests of those involved in the forefront of your decisions.

Maybe then, the world will be a much better place.