U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin is not usually one to keep his opinions to himself. So when a controversy ignited over his now famous “Kindergarten Party” order, Sparks was unusually silent — because he was on vacation in Rome. “I’ve written a lot worse things than that,” says the judge. “I didn’t think it was a big deal and still don’t.” To read the full story, click here.
-- John Council