A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 18, 2011
“Hack in black (robes)” (activist judge)

An activist judge has been called a “hack in black (robes).” The rhyme (perhaps) borrows from the AC/DC 1980 album Back in Black.

The term “hack in black” has been used by both the political left and the political right and has been cited in print since at least 2005.


The High Road
Nicky Santoro
July 29, 2005, 03:43 PM
Being a juror means doing what is right, not necessarily what some political hack in black robes tells you to do.

Topix
a reader
Sep 11, 2008
Why didn’t that lawyer Hack in black robes, so called Judge, take the appropriate legal action against Palin’s sorry brother in law?

Boston (MA) Herald
That’s just the way Ball bounces here
By Howie Carr
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Today’s limousine liberal state judge is Carol Ball.

This bleeding-heart hack in black robes last week welcomed to her courtroom a trigger-happy, illegal-alien Cape Verdean named Antonio DaPina

Common Sense Political Thought
Advice from Obama
Posted by Art Downs on 8 September 2009, 7:31 pm
(...)
Hack in Black H. Lee Sarokin was appointed to the Federal Judiciary by Jimmy Carter and promoted by Bill Clinton.

Free Republic
What you have here is Clinton political hack in black robes who for whatever reason has decided that the wishes of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid regime takes precedence over the rule of law and it is really sad to say the least.
87 posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:28:53 PM by E.G.C.

First Read from NBC News
Houston!
#739 - Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:34 PM EST
Vinson is just another Republican political hack in black robes, who rules whatever the far right wants him to rule.

Ricochet.com
Mark Belling Fan
Mar 18 at 11:57am
Open and shut case, unless you’re a leftist political hack in black robes.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Friday, March 18, 2011 • Permalink