Does anyone remember a story on 60 Minutes about a woman who was one of Florida’s toughest judges?
If so, does anyone remember the judge’s name?
She’d had an interesting life: she’d been a beauty queen when she was young (and acknowledged how surprised people were to learn that about “this fat old woman”). She never went to college - she became a judge when it wasn’t strictly required. And she was known for her exceptional toughness in sentencing criminals, which is pretty hard to stand out for in Florida.
Two defense attorneys were interviewed and recounted a case where the judge had just finished throwing the book at a convicted rapist. As she was leaving the courtroom for her chambers, she turned to the defendant. Lifting her robe so that part of her leg was visible, she advised him, “Take a good look. You won’t be seeing one of these for a long time”.
Whether or not one agreed with her decisions, she was certainly memorable.
Mods, I was torn about where to post this. I am seeking a factual question so I considered GQ, but it was on a TV show, so I put it in CS. Move as you see fit.