Judges Gone Wild

AJC this morning has a write-up on all the judges who are being forced to resign for misconduct.

Apparently this one confused this role of Judge with playing Santa Claus:
“This month, Cobb County Superior Court Chief Judge Kenneth Nix abruptly announced he would leave Oct. 6 and admitted he had “flicked” the two women’s bottoms while they sat in his lap for a photo. The women countered in a public statement that it was no playful touch, it was a “sex crime.””

Others refused to show up to work, never bothered to rule on cases, and took court property for personal use.

Nathan Deal isn’t the only one who quits rather than have is misconduct exposed.

“Most judges choose to resign when confronted rather than go through the embarrassing process of having the commission bring formal, and public, charges against them. If they resign, the allegations often remain secret, which has brought criticism of the agency.”

15 comments

  1. Lady Thinker says:

    The resigning judges also keep their bar licenses and with no complaint, don’t face legal sanctions within the bar association. This is outrageous because judges are the guardians of Consitutional protections and if they are violating those protections, then who can really count on them to dispense justice in our courtrooms. With Deal’s ethical problems and quitting before being formally investigated, how can we count on him to do the right thing for Georgia.

  2. Dash Riptide says:

    Judges live unnatural, cloistered lives. And most of them are where they are because they knew somebody at a critical point in their careers. The state judiciary is a meritocracy only to the extent that the governor wills it to be. King Roy, for example, could not have been less interested in seeking out the best and brightest when making his judicial appointments. The problem is to a certain extent you have to choose to be a politician in order to become a judge or to move up the ladder. And it seems that after awhile a significant percentage of politicians will decide they need help tying their own shoes.

    • hugoblacksupreme says:

      It’s a catch 22 proposition. Judges make bad politicians and politicians make poor judges. I know plenty of lawyers who would make great judges but they could not/would not stand the election process.

  3. “Nathan Deal isn’t the only one who quits rather than have is misconduct exposed.”

    You are a pathetic “Libetard” in a losing third party that will never have a voice in this state and this country (besides the few dozen folks that chime in here regularly). I have no idea why Erick has thrown away this blog and given you, Jason and other fringe group members a voice on this site.

    19 online is about the norm these days. If he would make this a conservative blog, like RedState, he would dramatically increase his audience.

  4. inlimine says:

    Since you got a Deal-bash in, it’s worth noting that Roy Barnes vocally defended Judge Brooks Blitch’s actions in the Alapaha Judicial Circuit before the JQC as “business as usual” in the judicial system down South. The article implies that the Blitch case was sort of the opening bell of the judges’ fallout the last couple of years. If Barnes had his way, Blitch would still be reigning supreme down South for another 20+ years.

    Something to think about when it comes to which of these two candidates has a more serious problem with ethics and responsibility–since both are, IMO, pitiful examples from which to choose a Governor.

  5. hannah says:

    The fourth estate has really fallen down on the job in monitoring the judiciary. Reporters only show up for sensational trials or a freak show. Unless some objective, non-involved attention is paid, the system becomes self-centered and self-referential and susceptible to being rewarded by the regulars. People become associated by the guilt of having done sloppy work and then it’s difficult to get out. Everybody ends up having something “on” somebody.

  6. Dash Riptide says:

    As these comments illustrate, it’s all on the governor to pick the best future incumbents. Even now with all these resignations, nobody “out there” really cares.

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