Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shame Now The Name Of the Game: Judge Censured For Sharing Digital Image

The Michigan Supreme Court has publicly censured Circuit Court Judge Wade McCree based on a consent agreement.

The misconduct involved the judge's use of his cell phone to make a digital image of himself after completing a half-marathon. The image was shown to a number of people, including those "who worked in or passed through his courtroom."

The image was provided to a reporter for a television station. As a result, the judge was interviewed. He treated the interview in a "flippant" manner and said, "There is no shame in my game."

The interview and image "spread rapidly around the internet and became the subject of jokes and ridicule."

The judge is sorry now. The image is not part of the court's order.

Here it is, courtesy of FoxNews.com. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2012/10/shame-now-the-name-of-the-game-judge-censured-for-digital-image.html

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