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Old 9th February 2010, 09:24 AM   #1
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‘Psychic’ judge dismissed from court because of psychosis

From the Philippines:

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Dismissed ‘psychic’ judge gets High Court’s ire
By Tetch Torres
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 19:01:00 02/08/2010

MANILA, Philippines — The Judicial and Bar Council excluded a self proclaimed “fifth best psychic in the country” from the list of aspirants for the position of Chief Justice.
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The high court recently issued a per curiam ruling telling former Malabon Regional Trial Court Judge Florentino Floro that it “will throw the book at him if he keeps on badgering justices with phone calls and pleadings seeking a review of his removal from office.”

Floro hugged the limelight when he claimed he was aided in the court by three dwarfs: Luis, Armand and Angel. He said he was the “angel of death” and that he could write while in a trance.

In 2006, the Supreme Court ordered Floro’s dismissal from the bench after finding him suffering from psychosis that impaired his judgment.
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Full: Philippine Daily Inquirer


See Randi's comments from 2006 on the judge here.

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Old 9th February 2010, 09:29 AM   #2
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Ah, good old Judge Floro!

http://www.badscience.net/forum/view...php?f=3&t=9123

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Old 9th February 2010, 12:56 PM   #3
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Now if only all the judges who listen to god could be given the heave-ho as well...
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Old 10th February 2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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I heard about this fella. Didn't Whatstheharm.net have an entry about him? Or was that some other judge in the same country who lost his job because he believed in psychic powers?

Hilarious story, anyway. It doesn't get much loopier than this.

ETA: Nope, the same one:

http://whatstheharm.net/psychics.html
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Old 10th February 2010, 03:03 PM   #5
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Just playing devils advocate for a second.

What if there was a judge that credited his judgements to something weird, but had a great track record and no cases that would be judged different by a judge that did not?
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Old 11th February 2010, 02:38 PM   #6
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err.... safety.
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