Hi folks, I hope you all had a tremendous New Year.
I think it's fair to say that whatever you did this New Year's, you probably had a better time than Loring Spolter, who was the recipient of a very special holiday card by Judge Zloch.
The entire Order is a must-read, but here's the kicker:
However, the Court wishes to make absolutely clear that Mr. Spolter is not being punished for his criticism of the undersigned. Despite Magistrate Judge Rosenbaum’s thorough and articulate 92-page Report and Recommendation confirming the same, this Court will state the basis for sanctions once more——for those who continue to mislead the public by characterizing Mr. Spolter as some sort of First Amendment martyr. Mr. Spolter has the absolute right to criticize a judge, but what he does not have the right to do is to file pleadings in Federal court for an improper purpose and in bad faith. For this, and for engaging in behavior that no reasonably competent lawyer in like circumstances would have engaged in, and for these reasons alone, Mr. Spolter will be suspended from practice in this District for 42 months, he will be referred to the Florida bar, a reasonable fine will be imposed, and reasonable attorney’s fees assessed against him and his law firm, Loring N. Spolter, P.A.BTW, I had no idea the DBR is a "local tabloid"!
Did you see that, Julie?
If the DBR is a tabloid what does that make us?