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Judge Orders Couple to Go Bowling

Now this is an activist judge. A Florida court has issued an unusual ruling that orders a feuding couple to go out to dinner (on the husband’s dime), swing by the bowling alley, and then go in for marital counseling. “He’s going to stop by somewhere and he’s going to get some flowers,” Judge John “Jay” Hurley wrote in his decision. “And then he’s going to go home, pick up his wife, get dressed, take her to Red Lobster.” The couple ended up in court when the man’s failure to wish his wife a happy birthday blew up into a domestic-violence dispute. The wife told the judge she hadn’t been hurt and wasn’t afraid of her husband, so he declared it a minor dispute.

February 8, 2012 11:38 AM