Category Archives: Judicial Apologies

When you’re being called “the knees-together judge”…

…you should probably step down. Apologies can only do so much. Meet Robin Camp! A provincial judge in Canada, he asked the accuser in a rape trial, “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” He also informed her that “pain … Continue reading

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Daddy Turner Overdrive

You all know Brock Turner? Convicted three-count felon? Stanford swimmer? Recipient of an astonishing, articulate and heart-rending victim impact letter, read aloud in court by the woman he sexually assaulted? Dude who could have gotten 14 years in prison but was … Continue reading

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This court finds your apology despicable

It’s expensive to run for public office. But once elected, you can run your next campaign much more cheaply if you make aides and assistants work on it from the office of whatever position you’ve managed to get. Free labor! … Continue reading

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She came at me with bourbon, I regret to say

Back in 2012 Mark Fuller, a U.S. District Court judge in Alabama, and Lisa Boyd Fuller were divorcing. Lisa Boyd Fuller had some things she wanted mentioned, like domestic violence, substance abuse, drunk driving, and affairs, particularly one with his … Continue reading

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Oscar Pistorius apologizes

Not well.

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In “judges who are totally asking for it” news…

A Montana judge has apologized for calling a 14-year-old rape victim (who committed suicide during the two years it took her case to wend its way through the justice system) “much older than her chronological age” and “as much in … Continue reading

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When the judge hates the law

Judge Lagueux didn’t want to lock the young woman up for fifteen years. But he did it. She’d been arrested with “a few ounces” of crack cocaine, which she intended to sell. She’d been convicted of a similar charge 7 … Continue reading

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A judge’s apology

Outbursts in the courtroom are generally frowned on by judges, and sometimes punished harshly. In Putnam County, West Virginia. Judge William Watkins III was the source of many of the outbursts.

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