Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Social Media Posts By Judge Draws Reprimand

TBA Today (the Tennessee Bar Association) reports

Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey has received a reprimand from the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct for comments posted on social media about the Holocaust, Muslims and immigrants. The Daily Memphian reports the reprimand was issued Friday and made public today. The judge’s comments came to light in an April 30 story in The Commercial Appeal. Complaints subsequently were filed with the board by the Memphis Bar Association and Latino Memphis. The board found that Lammey’s comments were “partisan in nature” and a “clear violation of the code of judicial conduct,” but did not find proof that Lammey displayed “any actual bias, prejudice, or impartiality” in his official capacity as a judge.

The reprimand is linked here. 

The judge agreed to keep his media platforms private in the future. (Mike Frisch)

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