Sometimes even judges resort to unvarnished truth

Happy Monday from the bowels of legal journalism. My happy stick on rainy Mondays is an Ontario Superior Court Family Law case by Judge Joseph Quinn. Summarized in accompanying article thusly:

Faced with warring ex-spouses besieging one another with threats and verbal abuse and dragging their children into it too, Ontario Superior Judge Joseph Quinn resorted to the only tool he had left – a highly unusual verbal roasting.~link

The full opinion is here. The judge’s comments are an honors course in sarcasm, born of having daily handled the morning cattle call for the People of Wal-Mart, Trailers of Canada edition.

[213]Despite the involvement of Niagara Family and Children’s Services, Ms. Katz, Mr. Leduc and the court, the parties repeatedly have shown that they are immune to reason. Consequently, in my decision, I have tried ridicule as a last resort.

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