The bankruptcy judge who has been handling Delta Air Lines case is named Prudence Carter Beatty. I may be biased because of the name of this blog but, other than Learned Hand, has there ever been a better name for a judge?
The reality is that Ms. Prudence may not be tempermentally suited for the job. See here. Anyway, she is off the case, at least for now. My hunch is that her "medical condition" that requires a leave was diagnosed by the chief bankruptcy judge, not a doctor.