Finally (for links for the day that is), thanks for the tip from Joseph Walker. I almost missed this one. Go read it. Read it now.
A ‘Little Judge’ Who Rejects Foreclosures, Brooklyn Style
By MICHAEL POWELL
Published: August 30, 2009
Justice Schack’s take is straightforward, and sends a tremor through some bank suites: If a bank cannot prove ownership, it cannot foreclose.
“If you are going to take away someone’s house, everything should be legal and correct,” he said. “I’m a strange guy — I don’t want to put a family on the street unless it’s legitimate.”