It's like getting a letter or listening to the President of the Congregation make his schpiel, except it's in bankruptcy court!
While Olson readily lifted the sanction, he was less inclined to wipe out the order imposing it.
"It strikes me as inappropriate to vacate it," he said at Tuesday's hearing.
But Rodriguez-Taseff's attorney, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson shareholder David Pollack, helped change the judge's mind. He argued his client would likely have to disclose the order when filing for pro hac vice appearances and applying to serve on public boards.
"If the order remains in effect, it loses the proportionality test," Pollack argued. "It becomes career-defining."
With Olson still unpersuaded, Pollack made a religious appeal.
"At sundown tonight, my most holy day begins. The day is roughly translated 'the day of atonement,' " he said, referring to Yom Kippur, the most important day in the Jewish calendar. "Ms. Rodriguez-Taseff has atoned."
Olson seemed in a particularly generous mood.
Yom Kippur "wins the day," Olson said. "I will grant the motion to vacate."