Outrageous is all I can say…that, and I’m sad for this profession of law, for our court system, and for the people of this formerly great nation who now live in a country much different than what we we’re all promised as we sat in civics classrooms and a court system which is much different than the one good attorneys took an oath to serve, protect and defend….
THE COURT: Just a minute. Counsel, we’re dealing here with Benjamin Cardoza III (phonetic) so we have to be very precise.
MR. BAVARO: Your Honor ““ You know what, at this time, Your Honor, I believe that the Court has slighted me and I will make an ore tenus motion to recuse Your Honor and to continue this trial in front of another judge. I don’t believe that the Court calling me Benjamin Cardoza III and frankly I don’t know how it’s going to look on the record. I don’t believe it was said in a very nice way and I do not believe that my client is receiving a fair trial. I will “” if the Court would like me to make a written motion, I have a pad here and I will be happy to do a written motion. I would ask that the Court recuse itself.
THE COURT: You may file whatever you wish to file. Is there anything further?
MR. BAVARO: I have other questions for the witness. Can I ask the Court to give me a moment just to write up this motion recusing and ask the Court to rule on it first?
THE COURT: I thought that was a big compliment.
MR. BAVARO: I don’t believe that it was said in a manner intended to be complimentary, Your Honor.
THE COURT: You take yourself too seriously, much too seriously. You will have a very short and unhappy career. (Thereupon, the hearing was concluded.)
(Well judge, I do take helping people from getting victimized by banks seriously. I also take the rule of law seriously and I believe that when a bank does not follow the law they should not be rewarded. )