Meet the Judge Who Just Said 'Nope' to Lindsay Lohan

Elden Fox made a name for himself by prosecuting Zsa Zsa Gabor for cop-slapping

For Lindsay Lohan, having a new judge preside over her case didn t make things any easier.

Superior Court Judge Elden Fox, who took over for Judge Marsha Revel, sent the troubled starlet back to jail for a month Friday for failing a drug test – and left no room for argument.

When Lohan’s attorney Shawn Chapman Holley tried to ask him to reconsider the issue of bail, Fox responded with a terse, “Nope.”

Here are a few things to know about Judge Fox:

1. He gained notoriety for tangling with Zsa Zsa Gabor
Before he became a judge, Fox was the prosecutor who helped convict the glamour queen of slapping a police officer, driving without a license and possessing a flask of Jack Daniels 14 years ago.

“She was convinced that there was no reason for these traffic laws to be enforced because she was Zsa Zsa Gabor,” Fox said. “If you or I slapped a police officer, we would expect jail time.”

Gabor, who served 72 hours in jail, famously feuded with Fox. She told him he had a “Napoleon complex.” He called the highly publicized case “the greatest thing to happen to that post-menopausal lady’s career.”

2. As judge, he dispensed more celebrity justice
Fox has presided over cases ranging from Tommy Lee’s abuse of ex-wife Pamela Anderson, to Shannen Doherty’s nightclub brawling, to Lane Garrison’s drunken vehicular manslaughter – and most infamously, Winona Ryder‘s shoplifting case.

3. He’s been known to be creative
When the court received a traffic citation with an anti-Semitic remark written on the back, Fox didn’t punish the offender with an excessive fine. Instead, he ordered her to visit the Museum of Tolerance and write a paper. “He could have fined her more, but the way he handled it was perfect for who she was and what she had done,” Beverly Hills court administrator Jose Padilla said.

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