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Anna Judge Off the Pot Hook

11/18/2007 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lawrence KordaRetired Broward Circuit Judge Lawrence Korda no longer faces misdemeanor marijuana charges. Korda presided over hearings involving Anna Nicole Smith's remains back in February.

Korda was busted the following month after police caught him smoking pot in a city park. He passed six months of random drug tests, thus the charges against him were dropped. Korda also performed 25 hours of community service.

The fight over the remains of Anna Nicole's body began in Korda's court, but eventually was turned over to Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin. Korda was also the judge that ruled that Bahamian court had jurisdiction over the custody of Anna's daughter, Dannielynn.

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Double Sandards Suck    

first

2528 days ago
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Only swim in the Ocean    

Judge Korda is the FL Judge who provided one of the better moments during the ANS Hearings regarding her burial. When he asked Debra Opri what she wanted the Court to do, Opri answered (paraphrasing) 'that she just wanted the Court to rubber stamp the order she already had from a CA Judge'. Korda informed her that she was not using recognized legal terminology. Insightful.

2528 days ago
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Tony Ebony    

I defended the judge. Amy, too. OJ, too.

I will defend anyone.

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2528 days ago
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Behind the HardRock    

6. Judge Korda is the FL Judge who provided one of the better moments during the ANS Hearings regarding her burial. When he asked Debra Opri what she wanted the Court to do, Opri answered (paraphrasing) 'that she just wanted the Court to rubber stamp the order she already had from a CA Judge'. Korda informed her that she was not using recognized legal terminology. Insightful.

Posted at 10:07AM on Nov 18th 2007 by Only swim in the Ocean
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I wonder if Swims provided the joint he was smoking.

2528 days ago
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Lenn K.    

The Anna Nicole stuff is very old and very tired. Amy Winehouse does have alot of talent and just like Janis Joplin if she's not careful she will be dead. TMZ, what's with all this promotion stuff that you said won't be permitted?

2528 days ago
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HL    

Producers stop the strike!!!!!!!!!!! Hire new writers.

2528 days ago
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SLUTTY SIENNA    

What a "judge."

2528 days ago
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DJ2ALL    

i JUST BOUGHT A FEW OF HER HOUSE MUSIC REMIXES.. SHE DOES HAS A GREAT VOICE AND HER MUSIC IS AWESOME. I HAD PEOPLE DANCING TO HER STUFF ON THE DANCE FLOOR, AND ENJOY MOVING THEIR BODIES TO HER SOUNDS. i WISH HER THE BEST . KEEP DOING MUSIC GIRL AND LEAVE THE REST ALONE..GOOD LUCK TO YOU

2528 days ago
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Karin B.    

SNL - Oh, Big Loss!......Not!
Please continue the strike.
SNL has purely sucked for years already. It's no big loss.
And replaying the Brian Williams SNL show last night was stupid.
How can anyone take that plastic news anchor seriously.
He's a horrible comic actor...and he's a horrible news actor.
I heard he was a firefighter before becoming a news anchorman.
Please SNL stay off the air your cast is not funny anymore...
Bring back the real comedians like Steve Martin, Will Ferrell now, they were funny.
No writing team can save SNL anyway.
And Brian Willaims stay away from news and SNL. Yuck! Yuck!

2528 days ago
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Marlb Man    

Dude that Judge is COOL!! I used to smoke with him! We need more Judge's like him!!! COOL!

2528 days ago
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Marlb Man    

Brian Williams has HUGE hands and feet. You know what they say, big feet, big meat! I would do him! I love big hard one's!

2528 days ago
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Maggie    

How pretty Amy Winehouse was before she started with the drugs! What a shame. Also, Saturday Night Live has not been "Live" for some time. The show should change it's name to Saturday Night Taped since they tape the show for airing later that night.

2528 days ago
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Mary    

Wonder if Korda will be back on the bench or find his own television show like Seidlin? In our society it appears that bad behavior (smoking dope in the park across from your courtroom, bribes, donating sperm to an addict the last years of her life, pushing drugs by two university-educated people who hold professional(?) licenses, and outright debauchery) are rewarded!

I'm far from being a conservative though as Americans we need to look closely in our closets, clean them out, and heal all wounding so a stronger society and foundation can be created for the future.

The Anna Nicole saga has opened my eyes to some disgusting aspects of a society, and I think less of lawyers and our judicial system today! The State of California legal system permitted two moneygrubbing attorneys to forum shop (through an uneducated client) to steal a Texas family's personal fortune. Anna Nicole by permitting herself to be used, got deeper into pharmaceutical drugs to deal with her subconscious guilt, and at the end of time her so-called friends helped destroy not only her but a child as wel..

Lesson to this saga....be discerning and cautious about those you bring into your inner circle and call a "friend". She was blatantly used the last five months of her drug-addicted life and sold like a prostitute after she hooked up with the attorneys in Southern California in the mid-90s.

2528 days ago
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Insert comical name here    

SNL had writers? I've tried to watch it several times over the last few years but it is so incredibly unfunny I usually turn it off in disgust less than a half hour in. If that is the best the writers can do they should be making minimum wage, forget a raise.

2528 days ago
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Studio    

I would smoke POT too if I had to sit and look at Virgie Author and O'Quinn all day.

2528 days ago
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