Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a public reprimand to a Rhea County judge.
In one instance, the judge "made a comment concerning [his] belief that one of the attorneys who appears in [his] court must be having a sexual relationship with another attorney who appears before [him]." He later apologized.
A second series of incidents involved a court employee. The judge used "inappropriate language" in asking about the employee's problem that led to a leave of absence: "This was done in an abrasive manner and was noted by other persons during the conversation,." (Mike Frisch)