Judge Who? No Placard for Ito After Many Thefts He even tried gluing it on, to no avail By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff Posted Nov 25, 2009 1:21 PM CST 11 comments Comments Lance Ito got fed up with folks stealing his nameplate, so now he just doesn't have one. (AP Photo) (Newser) – Of all the people damaged by the OJ Simpson trial, Lance Ito’s tale is perhaps the saddest—err, most mundane. The poor presiding judge’s name became so famous that the placard announcing him outside his courtroom was repeatedly pilfered over the years. He tried everything, the Los Angeles Times reports—even glue—but each new iteration would disappear all over again. So now he doesn’t have one. There is no investigation.