Tag Archives: judicial system

CONNECTICUT: Republicans Block Confirmation Of Gay Judge To Be Chief Justice Of State Supreme Court

The Connecticut Mirror reports: Senate Republicans voted as a bloc Tuesday to deny Andrew J. McDonald confirmation as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, stopping the ascent of a political and legal trailblazer for the gay community, a factor that opponents insisted was irrelevant and supporters said could not be ignored. Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, the only openly …

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ARKANSAS: State Judge Resigns After Thousands Of Photos Reveal He Paddled Nude Male Defendants

Back in November I reported that an Arkansas judge had been accused of soliciting sex from male defendants. As it turns out, there’s much more to the story. NBC News reports: An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned Monday after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer that depicted nude male …

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ARKANSAS: Judge Accused Of Soliciting Sex From Young Men In Return For Lighter Sentences

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports: A Cross County judge is accused of soliciting sex from offenders in his court in exchange for sentence reductions, the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission said. District Court Judge Joseph Boeckmann will have 30 days to respond to charges filed by the commission, which were released Tuesday. He is also entitled to a hearing in front …

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