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Judge to Selena Gomez

Sorry, No Permanent Protection

... For Now

11/23/2011 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The judge has thrown Selena Gomez a temporary lifeline ... but he's not willing to pull her to shore.

Moments ago, the judge in Selena's alleged stalker case refused to hear the singer's request for a permanent restraining order because Thomas Brodnicki -- who's temporarily in the looney bin -- was unable to appear in court.

Gomez' lawyer mentioned to the judge he could have contacted the court when he was free, but Brodnicki chose to speak with TMZ instead ... so it was his choice whether to contact the court.

Nevertheless, the judge was not moved ... and ruled he would not issue a permanent restraining order until Brodnicki has his day in court

In the meantime, the judge has extended the temporary restraining order so she still has some fleeting protection.

The judges ruling was bizarre because other judges regularly issue permanent restraining orders ... even when the alleged stalker is not in court.

The next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 6. 

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1.

elle    

a restraining order permanent or not will not stop a crazy person from killing.....this nut needs to be put away. that's the only way Selena and others could be "permanently" protected!

1036 days ago
2.

soulofanangel    

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GOMEZ, take a job at WALMART. No one will take your picture, no one will give you millions of dollars, no one will give you fancy clothing, no one will give you a car, no one will give you special treatment. Just sayin' you have OPTIONS.
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1036 days ago
3.

Mikey    

Give the guy a chance, he likes you.

1036 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Why would the judge be reluctant to issue a restraining order against someone who the police believe has the propensity to cause harm to anyone?

1036 days ago
5.

Gary Wells    

This judge is an idiot. The dude was 5150'd and the LAPD think he is dangerous! Why no err on the side of caution instead he says that dude has rights like this. Its not like he is stopping the guy from living just stay away. If this dude kills her (and I really cant stand her! Ha) then the judge should be fired and sued!

1036 days ago
6.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Yes, the threat of violence and threats of killing Selena - are NOT deciding factors. What is? Well, lets talk to the potential killer - the man who has been classified by police as a credible threat to Selena. Lets get his version because, after all, the judge wants to get his version of events DESPITE the abundance of evidence/history of this man making threats against Selena. Despite the classification by police that this guy is a lunatic. Despite that this man has a history of making threats to Selena.

Lets not worry about that. No, lets worry about this guy being in court because........you want his version right Judge? Ignore the past and the CURRENT threats - you just want this potential killers side of the story, in light of all of the above.

Of course!

1036 days ago
7.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

When the courts don't take nuts like this one seriously, that's when they wind up killing people. I agree with what the first post said about restraining orders. Bottom line is, they are just a piece of paper and crazy people don't honor that. This guy needs to be institutionalized or at least treated for whatever kind of mental disorder he may have. If he has any kind of family, now is the time to step up and get him the help he needs.

1036 days ago
8.

John from Pitt    

I guess this guy has never heard her sing....

1036 days ago
9.

rico    

THE BIEBER WILL PROTECT HER. [WINK WINK]. HE S A REAL THUG.

1036 days ago
10.

nicole    

wth! What's the harm in issuing a permanent restraining order? That ole geezer judges is an idiot. Even tho these wack jobs aren't afraid of a piece of paper, the old fart could have still done it. now the wack job probably thinks its okay to go wack her

1036 days ago
11.

Marty    

Aren't ALL new cases getting bizarre rulings? Hell, Chastity Bono still has nothing changed below the waist and a judge in Santa Monica has legally changed her gender to male.
The Judicial System is failing people!

1036 days ago
12.

Kelly    

a restraining order is a piece of paper which is meaningless to someone intent on harming another and even less to someone unstable.
Way to much importance is being placed on this RO's status. She will need to protect herself at all times and remain aware regardless if the R-O is temp or perm.

1036 days ago
13.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

A piece of paper can't protect you from anything.

1036 days ago
14.

Mimi    

What is wrong with the judges in this case???? This guy has made frightening comments, threats, and statements in public and on camera about this girl, the police were/are clearly very concerned for her safety and believe he is dangerous, and the judge is acting like SHE is the crazy one for wanting protection! Let's hope she beefs up her security and this doesn't end up horribly, like the "other" Selena and her stalker.

1036 days ago
15.

That's Right    

I've said it once, twice, three times....LADIES FIFTY ROUNDS IS CHEAPER THAN GETTING YOUR NAILS DONE......LOCK AND LOAD...... A SELF DEFENSE CLASS IS CHEAPER THAN A GYM MEMBERSHIP.....WORK OUT WHILE WHOOPING HIS A#@

1036 days ago
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