I love the Chief Judge's style and sense of humor, and the general understated yet firm way he maintains control in his courtroom, always with a smile.
And that humor is usually very telling, if you're paying attention.
Here's a great example from an order denying cross-motions for reconsideration:
In their Motions for Reconsideration, both parties substantially repeat the arguments the Court rejected in its Order denying summary judgment. However, the parties now italicize, underline, or embolden the text of their argument. As the arguments, facts, and law remain the same, the Court's decision is not affected by these renewed pleas.How can the Court not be persuaded by a properly highlighted word or TEXT IN ALL CAPS?