"I'm like the father of quibbling children," the judge declared.
Judge Manning then displayed no appetite for quibbling about legal precisions -- dancing around the issue of whether Jack Orie (brother of two defendants) was a "participant" who had been (or could lawfully be) governed by the gag order -- before issuing a formal warning to Mr. Orie, whose attendance had been compelled by Judge Manning.
Judge Manning tiptoed past the district attorney's flagrant
The prosecution of clan Orie (right) may never reach a verdict, let alone a conviction (particularly in Allegheny County), but it already accomplished the improbable -- making sympathetic figures of the Ories.
Infinonytune: Sweet Jane, Lou Reed (Paris, 1974)
Infinonytune: Vicious, Lou Reed (Paris, 1974)