What kind of lawyer becomes a judge, presides of a murder trial, and spends her time texting the prosecutor–her boyfriend? Well, we might say she is the dis-barred kind. Anna Gardiner, now married to the attorney who defended her at trial, partied with the prosecutor and talked trial trash. Finally the co-prosecutor was so fed u that he blew the whistle. Good grief. Of course I’m glad she was caught, this case does make me question the CLE programs in ethics offered everywhere–except maybe Broward County, Florida. Much of what goes on there is so bizarre that this story probably didn’t make front page. I am so, so glad no one I know has to approach the bench there–especially for a serious reason. Seems to me that MURDER is enough of a reason to put the cell phone down and listen to both sides. Maybe now, a few more judges will sit up straight and do what’s right. Hope so.