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Conrad Murray Judge -- So Tough, So Smart

4/5/2010 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ the judge who will get the Conrad Murray manslaughter case is one of the toughest, smartest judges on the bench in L.A. County.

Court sources tell TMZ that L.A. County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor will be assigned Murray's case today, following a brief hearing with the Supervising Judge of the L.A. County Superior Court.

Judge Pastor has handled some high-profile cases, including the case involving topless pics of Cameron Diaz, Jason Priestley's DUI case, and a slew of other high-profile, non-celeb cases.

Note to lawyers in the case -- Pastor is extremely tough, and nothing gets past him. He reads every legal doc in his cases and makes it a point to become an expert on whatever the case involves.

Judge Pastor also knows something about addiction -- he's renowned at the courthouse as having a frequent flier mileage addiction, often flying pointlessly over a weekend just to rack up mileage points.

He's getting the Judicial Excellence Award from the L.A. County Criminal Courts Bar Association this weekend.

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46.

jackinthebox    

so, why hasn't anyone pushed the isue of all the security footage being erased or taken from MJ's home, for the morning of whatever happened there, and, all the security footage from murrays storage facility also???? if murray did nothing wrong, and has nothing to hide, why did the security footage for that morning disappear, from MJ's home and from murrays storage facility? he didn't act alone that morning. smells bad, real bad, hope the crown focuses on these facts, that all security footage has disappeared. who is responsible for that, and, why is is all missing???

1555 days ago
47.

Nightflower    

If nothing gets past judge Pastor, I hope he soon reads through Murray's lies.



'He reads every legal doc in his cases and makes it a point to become an expert on whatever the case involves'. Thumbs up if this is true!

1555 days ago
48.

Olga    

Ни на секунду не сомневаюсь в том, что это убийство. Низкое, гнусное, подлое. Если справедливость восторжествует и убийцы будут выявлены и наказаны должным образом (не несколько лет тюрьмы - а пожизненное без права амнистии), тогда я поверю в то, что мир человеческий когда-нибудь станет ЧЕЛОВЕЧЕСКИМ!

1555 days ago
49.

Lynda     

Get another judge.



This one could cause "conflict of interest."



We all know what that means, don't we?

1554 days ago
50.

Ulja    


Where are this Murrey from?? What method of treatment for an illness did he choose?

1552 days ago
51.

Ulja    

Where are this Murrey from?? What method of treatment for an illness did he choose?

1552 days ago
52.

Janna    

Мне очень хочется чтобы справедливость восторжествовала, чтобы НАСТОЯЩИЕ убийцы были наказаны, хотя я не очень верю в это.
Кажется что все замалчивают и боятся правды. молчание или противречивые желтушные новости....
Майкл достоин как ни кто другой, чтобы его имя не пачкали грязными домыслами и обвинениями.
ПОЖАЛУЙСТА НАКАЖИТЕ ПРЕСТУПНИКОВ!!!!
Майкл, мы тебя любим!!!

1538 days ago
53.

TatuanaL    

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON ! ! !
RUSSIA WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU ! ! !
WE LOVE YOU , MICHAEL ! ! !

1513 days ago
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