Monday, April 1, 2013

Out of control judge suspended until 2017

You may remember my previous posts on a video in which a judge totally loses control during a divorce hearing and starts yelling at one of the parties. See here (includes the video), here, here and here.  Not surprisingly, it was later determined that the conduct had not been an isolated incident.  The claim against the judge was eventually decided by a Commission on Judicial Ethics and The ABA Journal is now reporting that the state Supreme Court has affirmed the decision.  The Opinion is available here.  It concludes that the judge should be suspended for the rest of his term - until December 31 2016.