Wednesday, May 13, 2020
President Judge Koury Rises to the Challenge
Since the Covid-19 crisis began, Judge Koury has shouldered the burden for the court. He and Judge Abe Kassis have together handled all the motions and emergency petitions. Don't take my word for it. Here's what another jurist, the Hon. John Morganelli, has said: "Judge Koury has done a tremendous job navigating the Coronavirus pandemic and is doing his best to keep our county court functioning. Judge Koury has issued 2 lengthy orders, the most recent being 44 pages, that rearranges our court calendar and keeps our court open for emergencies. But most impressive, is that he is singlehandedly sitting in court himself to hear emergency matters every day. Judge Koury, thank you for your leadership in these difficult times."
Now let me tell you a quick Judge Koury story. His late and sorely missed father, Michael Koury, was at one time athletic director and head coach of Allentown Central Catholic High School's boys' basketball team. This was before the three-point shot. He instilled an aggressive defensive mentality into his teams that has continued even until today. During those days, Coach Koury would bring his son Michael to the games. He was Central's mascot!
So always be nice to mascots.
What I miss most about the Covid-19 crisis is the opportunity to watch high school and college basketball.