Saturday, January 3, 2009

"Shut Up"

A Seattle Municipal Court judge was admonished by stipulation as a result of his telling attorneys to "shut up" on two occasions. One incident involved a city attorney; the other a defense lawyer. The agreed on sanction was imposed by the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct. The judge had taken a two day course on judicial wellness and stress management at the National Judicial College and had seen a therapist. He has served for 15 years without prior sanction.

In an unrelated matter, the commission reprimanded a presiding Municipal Court judge who had yelled a profanity at an acting police chief, called another judge a moron, and had acted in a manner toward court employees that was reasonably perceived as threatening and intimidating. (Mike Frisch)

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