Just a few short weeks ago, we were getting lectured about how unfair, sexist, and racist it was to judge a woman, Serena Williams, for expressing anger during a tennis game.

Just a few short weeks ago, we were getting lectured about how unfair, sexist, and racist it was to judge a woman, Serena Williams, for expressing anger during a tennis game. By Glenn Reynolds.

That’s different, because shut up. But judicial temperance means being temperate when judging. It doesn’t mean a judge can’t curse if he hits his thumb with a hammer in his garage. Or if political opportunists are pushing bogus charges of gang-rape for sleazy reasons. You want a judge to get angry in the face of manifest injustice.