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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 12:20 AM
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Fla. Judge Scolded for Ethics Violations
Associated Press
Fla. Judge Scolded for Ethics Violations
By BILL KACZOR , 09.18.2006, 10:53 PM

A judge who admitted to 14 ethics violations, including unconstitutionally
ordering a probationer to go to church, was scolded Monday by the Florida
Supreme Court.

"Your behavior is unacceptable," Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis told the accused,
Circuit Judge Richard Albritton Jr. "It's a stain on all of us."

Accusations against Albritton include jailing a young mother because she was
unable to remember her address; soliciting gifts and invitations to lunch;
getting hunting trips from lawyers; and demeaning a Department of Children
and Families staffer because of her young age.

-snip-

During the reprimand, Lewis said Albritton had told a staff lawyer that he
realized ordering a probationer to go to church was unconstitutional but
that the defendant didn't know that. The order violated the First Amendment
prohibition against the government endorsing a religion.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2006/09/18/ap3026254.html
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 12:23 AM
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1. Scolded?
I bet he'll be another W appointment to a higher court.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 12:28 AM
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2. Republican??? Ethics Violation????
This must be the first time a pukes been caught in one of those. :sarcasm:

Thank God he's not one of them liberal, activist judges.:sarcasm:
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 01:07 AM
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3. What is this world coming to ? Now a judge can't do his job
Edited on Tue Sep-19-06 01:08 AM by GetTheRightVote
:sarcasm:
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 01:25 AM
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4. I'm sure O'Lielly will be after him
Sure.
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