Texas federal Judge Fred Biery has been a key villain in GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s narrative about why federal judges are supposedly out of control. Gingrich routinely cites a previous decision by Biery holding that the Constitution does not permit a public school district to sponsor a student-led prayer at graduation to justify eliminating courts that displease Gingrich.
In that same case, the parties finally came to a resolution after entering mediation. A few days ago, Judge Biery signed off on the compromise. But not without a judicial "fuck you" to those who deserved it. Read the opinion (PDF).