Amazingly, one judge said "Sure, go ahead, can I drive you to the airport? Honestly, it's no trouble, it's on my way to work. I just shoot down I-80 and I can be there in 10 minutes. You sure? You positive? Okay well if you need a ride on the way back, definitely give me a call, I'd be more than happy to pick you up. You've got my cell right? No I will not accept gas money, come on now, your money's no good here. Put it back because I'm not going to take it. All I ask is that you have your wife make me some of her famous vareniki with cherries. Deal? Deal."
...until another judge said, "Hi, I'm earth, have we met?"
A rare legal smackdown between federal judges resulted late Tuesday night with the freezing of the bail order freeing the pastor, Vitaly Korchevsky, head of the Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church in Brookhaven, Pa. A Brooklyn federal court judge overturned a Philaelphia magistrate judge’s order that would have freed the pastor on a $100,000 bond. Magistrate Judge Linda Carapacca agreed to the bond bail after the pastor’s wife told her Korchevsky’s travel abroad was part of his religious duties. But before the bond could be posted, Brooklyn federal Judge Brian Cogan stayed her order. Korchevsky will remain in custody until at least next week, after a bail hearing in Brooklyn. Korchevsky, a key suspect in a $100 million international insider-trading ring with strong ties to alleged hackers in Kiev, is a flight risk, prosecutors said...While not preaching, Korchevsky formed an “unholy alliance” with hackers who stole 150,000 corporate earnings reports before they were made public, it is alleged.
**Alleged, etc, etc, etc