I get lots of e-mails with amusing "stupid criminal" stories, but I think we need a new list for "stupid judges." My first nominee is New Mexico District Judge Daniel Sanchez
who granted a woman's request for a temporary restraining order against David Letterman on the basis of the most preposterous "affidavit" I have ever seen. Among other things, the woman claims Letterman proposed to her on his show when he said, "Marry me, Oprah." If you read her whole "statement" that she attached to her request for a restraining order, you see that she essentially has been stalking Mr. Letterman. That didn't stop Judge Sanchez from rubber-stamping her TRO request when he should have been issuing a restraining order against HER. If this is the level of scrutiny Judge Sanchez applies to restraining order applications or other ex parte requests, I shudder to think about what search and arrest warrant applications he has granted without even reading them.