Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The North Carolina Supreme Court has suspended a general court of justice judge for 75 days without pay.
The judge handled at least 82 traffic matters contrary to court procedures and general statutes. She was charged with adding cases to her traffic docket "with the understanding that [she] would enter favorable judgment in those matters."
The judge "acknowledge[d] there were times when she took copies of citations from acquaintances, individuals she knew from church and her community and from some of her students at Wake Forest Law School."
The Winston-Salem Journal has this report.
An editorial from the Journal suggests that the sanction may be unduly lenient. (Mike Frisch)