In a time where we see an ever increasing levels of nonsense and activism from judges, here’s one with some common sense. Judge Folino recently told Gary Mathews that he could not change his name to “Boomer the Dog” because it would cause confusion. He makes a good point- just imagine the 911 call… [source]. But Mr. Mathews isn’t too disappointed, he wasn’t confident in his chances going into it… and Judge Folino wrapped things up nicely in his ruling by simply stating: "Although Petitioner apparently wishes it were otherwise, the simple fact remains that Petitioner is not a dog.” Judicial common sense and clear thinking. Refreshing.
*I sooo wanted to put a link to that scene from "Coming to America" where they are in the barber shop discussing the Clay / Ali name change... but the only clips on Youtube of that part were dubbed in Hungarian or Spanish. If anyone finds one, let me know.