Dwarves in the machine

This is fantastic. A judge in the Philippines has been chucked off the bench for adding three mystical dwarves to his judging team. These are three dwarves that only he can see but they advise him on how to pass sentance. Amazingly he filed an appeal but slightly less amazingly it was thrown out on the grounds that “psychic phenomena had no place in the judiciary.”

Oh I beg to differ – wouldn’t that be ace; “my Lord, I now call Lord Such latterly of the Monster Raving Loonies who will exonerate me on every charge. Obviously not all of you may be able to see him” or “Any more ectoplasm in the courtroom and someone’s going to be in contempt whether I can see them or not“.

Although the judge in question is understandably downhearted at his failed appeal, he can be cherished in the knowledge that “From obscurity, my name and the three mystic dwarves became immortal”. That’s alright then.

Still at least the worst hasn’t happened in that “dalliance with dwarves would gradually erode the public’s acceptance of the judiciary as the guardian of the law, if not make it an object of ridicule.”

No we’ve got the British Justice System for that. Imaginary dwarves optional, sense of the ridiculous mandatory.

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