Thursday, October 8, 2020
The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has reprimanded a judge for
inappropriate messages [he] sent to multiple women on various social media platforms from 2015 to 2020.
Among the recipients were a legal professional who was employed by a law firm which had cases before him and a litigant who had had a child custody matter in his court.
The messages include content ranging from flirtatious to overtly sexual.
Most of these communications depict [him] in [his] judicial robes.
The Judge acknowledged both that he had sent the messages and that they were "beneath the dignity of judicial office."
The reprimand sets out the various judicial conduct code provisions implicated by the messages. (Mike Frisch)