Here Comes The Judge

Washington Post Profiles Judge Lynn Leibovitz

Keith Alexander of the Post had a crackerjack profile of the presiding judge in the Wone trial, Lynn Leibovitz, in yesterday’s edition.

Profiled in these pages this past January, Alexander draws a good picture of the judge, the daughter of New York State judicial royalty.

She came to this case well prepared.  At the first status hearing she presided over on January 15, she seemed to already have a very firm grasp on the myriad of details from the night of the murder and rhe ensuing and drawn out investigation.

The feverish pace she set was a distinct difference from that of her predecessor, Judge Frederick Weisberg, who owned the case for over a year.

Alexander also notes the irony of how the defense fought to keep her off this case last winter, only to now find themselves with no one standing in between them and her.


3 comments for “Here Comes The Judge

  1. CDinDC
    05/15/2010 at 11:34 AM

    Sounds like the case is in good hands for EVERYONE concerned.

    • Clio
      05/16/2010 at 9:46 PM

      And, with all members of the trouple formally endorsing Lynn’s role, their well-paid advocates will have far fewer reasons and/or bases to appeal her final decision.

      Everyone does seem in a hurry, all of a sudden, to get this one over with — for their own agendas, of course.

      Lynn’s links with fabled New York State judges are promising, even if her appointment by W. may give one pause — if you are a defense lawyer.

  2. krush
    05/17/2010 at 7:41 AM

    “Profiled in these pages this past January, Alexander draws a good picture of the judge, the daughter of New York State judicial royalty.”

    Thir reference the Judge’s “New York Statejudicial royalty,” is a incorrect. It results from a common confusion about how NY names its courts.

    She is the daughter of a New York State Supreme Court justice. However in New York the Supreme Court is really just the original trial court, the court of original jurisdiction. It is the supreme court of the County, there is one in each county, and is the equivalent of a district court.

    The highest court in the New York Court of Appeals.

    Also, as an aside, member of the Supreme Court are referred to as justice, whereas members of the Court of Appeals are referred to as judge.

    So, while she is certainly not a commoner, she is hardly a member of NY judicial royalty. More likely a member of the gentry.

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