I think that bozo boob wearing the black robe may have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act for treating handicapped people differently than non-handicapped people. People who are paralyzed and in a wheelchair don't have to rise so why should anyone else? Often times when I'm in court I don't rise and the judges don't seem to care. If I respect the judge I rise, if I don't, I don't. I think there may actually be caselaw about it. I think the courts ruled that rising is a demonstration of respect and people are allowed to not be forced to pretend that they have respect for the court when in fact they do not. A first amendment thing. The fact that the judge had a cob up his patooty about it is prima facia proof that he is not qualified to be a judge. He is oblivious as to what is important and what is not. He has poor judgment.
Anyway, if it were up to me, I would send the bozo judge and the imbecile bailiff to the Graybar hotel for a minimum of 20 years of hard labor. I bet that would bring about a change in attitude on their part.