Friday, September 20, 2013

No Funny Judges

The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that a "judge's acting and comedy career is incompatible with the Code of Judicial Conduct and therefore [the judge] may not serve as a municipal court judge while continuing that career."

The judge goes by the stage name of Vince August and has played roles in a reality show called What Would You Do? Among the roles were are person engaging in racial profiling, a waiter who refused to serve to serve an interracial father and daughter, and a homophobic bar patron.

The court agreed with the opinion of the Advisory Committee on Extrajudicial Activities.

The judge has had a dual carrer as attorney and comedian. He "appeared regularly as a stand-up comedian at a noted comedy club in New York City." (Mike Frisch)

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