Monday, August 06, 2007

Commission Weighs Future of Litigious Judge

My wife (who is an attorney) has long argued that Judge Pearson should be removed from the bench for his actions in the $54 million pants case. Her theory boiled down 1) He was abusing his role as an officer of the court and, 2) His actions were so outlandish that they constituted evidence of poor judicial temperament.

I on the other hand, had my doubts. While conceding that Pearson was a total jerk and that his claim was baseless, I doubted that the Judges conduct outside of the courtroom would play much of a role in assessing his qualifications (at least in a disciplinary context).

Score one for the wife.

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