Over the past decade, more than 60 bad judges have left the bench because of their misconduct. Let’s look at what some of them did.
One of the judges told a female lawyer handling a divorce case that she should drop her pants in a private display in the judge’s chambers.
Another judge pulled out a handgun while presiding in court and told a female witness, “You might as well shoot your lawyer.”
Another judge arranged to have evidence planted so that a woman was arrested on drug charges by local law enforcement officers. He did this after she refused to have sex with him.
Another judge was caught having sex with an assistant public defender who had represented defendants in his courtroom.
Another judge ordered a drug offender to be held in solitary confinement for an indefinite period of time, prohibiting all contacts with family, attorneys or drug court counselors. The young offender attempted to commit suicide by slitting her wrists.