Georgians have received a wonderful end-of-year present: Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams will leave the bench and never seek judicial office again. From the AP:
“Superior Court Judge Amanda F. Williams said in the letter to Gov. Nathan Deal that she would resign on Jan. 2 after 21 years on the bench. She also said in a consent order with the Judicial Qualifications Commission that she would not seek another judicial office and that she would turn down senior judge status.“
The AJC noted:
“In November, the state Judicial Qualifications Commission filed a dozen charges against Williams, accusing her of indefinitely detaining defendants and cutting off their access to their family and lawyers. She also was charged with making false statements, behaving in a tyrannical manner on the bench and allowing family members to appear in cases before her.“
And it would be an oversight to fail to thank Ira Glass, host of “This American Life” who produced an episode called “Very Tough Love” that highlighted Amanda Williams’ drug court tyranny and first brought public attention to the issue back in April.
Sic semper tyrannis and Merry Christmas.