FL State Supreme Court Confirms Discipline Measures for Rude Judge

The Florida Supreme Court has affirmed a trial judge’s discipline for “rude and intemperate behavior” that included screaming at attorneys and sentencing a defendant without his lawyer present.
 
The court on Thursday ruled that Orange County Circuit Judge Tim Shea should send letters of apology and continue mental health treatment. Its decision also requires Shea to appear before the high court for a public reprimand.
 
But the justices also recognized that Shea had admitted mistakes and had been going through a “particularly stressful time” because of a family member’s mental illness.

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State Supreme Court Confirms Discipline Measures for Rude Judge

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5 Responses to “FL State Supreme Court Confirms Discipline Measures for Rude Judge”

  1. Chrissy Says:

    Yippee!!! This is good news.

  2. Finny Says:

    Such egos judges have. I think it's wonderful when bad judges are put in their place.

  3. Thelma Says:

    I agree that judges must be disciplined even for minor infractions.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    If judges can't be civil to everyone in the courtroom, then they shouldn't be judges.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    If Judges cannot treat citizens with respect in the Court Room, then by all means, A higher Court should sanction them.

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