Judge Palmer disfavors the underdog...more interested in protecting his cushy job that in the pursuit of justice...in short he ignores the law and facts to rule for the politically favored party (i.e. the one he believes can protect his job).
Judge Palmer does not rule by the law. He seems more interested in siding with the people who will keep him elected. He seem more likely to listen and agree with the attorneys from large law firms. I found myself wondering why I was even there because it felt like the judge has already made his mind up with out hearing the inter case.