Judge William Alsup is known as one of the most efficient judges in San Francisco's federal court. He bustles into the courtroom, robes flapping, and keeps arguments trotting along at a brisk pace. He issues dire warnings to attorneys about what will happen if they ask for extensions or delays. So when a case came before him in late September that he thought didn't belong in his courtroom — that, in fact, seemed to belong on another continent — he quickly looked to get rid of it. It was the first matter he raised on that... More >>>