I was told that no one is above the law, not even the President.

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Mike · August 9, 2023 at 12:05 pm

I have a slightly different take on this. It doesn’t sound like the judge thinks he’s above the law, but rather that the cop pulled him over for a non-offense (blowing his horn) and he rightly objected to the cop acting outside the law. However, if it was any of us instead of a judge we would probably be subjected to an invented charge with little to no recourse. The judge isn’t above the law – the cop is the one who thinks he is (or rather, that his opinion IS the law).

    anonymous · August 9, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    “the cop is the one who thinks he is”
    That said, the judge is the one telling him to check the registration, implicitly because he expects this result. The judge isn’t making any argument about whether the cops were just in pulling him over, he’s drawing attention to his personal status because he knows they’ll let him go when they know.

      Divemedic · August 9, 2023 at 4:37 pm

      I agree. This is more of a “don’t you know who I am?” than a legal argument.

        Lord of the Fleas · August 9, 2023 at 4:48 pm

        Of course, with this video out there, EVERYONE knows who he is. And you can bet this is being circulated a lot in his AO.

This Machine Makes Good Commies · August 9, 2023 at 12:37 pm

Some are a little more equal than the others.
They have rights plus.
Being an enlightened Long March being with the divine right of kings scepter to rule over deplorable kulak untermenschen scum will do that.

unknownsailor · August 9, 2023 at 12:40 pm

That cop knows that if he wrote that infraction up, next time he had to appear in that judge’s courtroom, he would not enjoy that experience. Any and all cases he touched would not fare well in that judge’s courtroom, either.

Judges are not above the law, but in their courtrooms they are, because judges write the rules. This is why you won’t ever see anyone but a bar admitted lawyer as a judge, because bar admitted Judges will not allow it.

Stephen Brown · August 9, 2023 at 4:25 pm

I was a Police Officer in one of Britain’s overseas Colonies. One evening I spotted a car jumping a red light so I pulled it over. The driver was a senior High Court Judge. I breathalysed him as procedure dictated and then wrote him a ticket for the red-light offence. He accepted the ticket without demur and thanked me for my politeness!

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