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(WGAL 8)   Just a quick question of decorum here. If you find a drunken judge, wrapped only in a bed sheet, beating on a woman's hotel room door is it still advisable to refer to him as "your honor?" Thanks for any help   (wgal.com) divider line 30
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2011-04-01 06:26:02 PM  
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But thank you, sincerely, Your Honor - which reminds me, I was at a swingers' party the other night and a fella said to me, "I'd like to meet your wife." I said, "Your honor!"
 
2011-04-01 06:51:12 PM  
I believe the correct form of address is "Mayor Quimby".
 
2011-04-01 07:04:37 PM  
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2011-04-01 07:09:26 PM  
Why doesn't PA have it's own tag?
 
2011-04-01 07:09:53 PM  
'Decorum'? I hardly knew 'im!!
 
2011-04-01 07:25:49 PM  
Somehow he's more dignified and honorable when he wears a black sheet?

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2011-04-01 07:42:03 PM  
As a lawyer who takes his ethical responsibilities seriously (no, really) this story is disheartening. Substance abuse is rampant in our profession and I suspect it played a part in this story. If the judge has a serious alcohol problem that lead to this incident I am all in favor of him retaining his career if he undergoes rehabilitation. If he did this sober, he should be canned immediately for the creepy factor alone.
 
2011-04-01 07:44:13 PM  
"creepy factor" is part of your code of ethics?
 
2011-04-01 07:44:55 PM  
Also,

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Your honor, Your Honor.
 
2011-04-01 07:48:04 PM  
If you find a judge that's drunken;
to the floor his clothes went plunkin'
Under that sheet ain't no pumpkin
pounding on her motel door?

Quoth the night guard, "Try next door".
 
2011-04-01 07:57:36 PM  
#WINNING
 
2011-04-01 07:59:22 PM  
Where were Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo while all this was going on?
 
2011-04-01 08:00:02 PM  
belhade
"creepy factor" is part of your code of ethics?


CANON 2
A JUDGE SHOULD AVOID IMPROPRIETY AND THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPRIETY IN ALL
THE JUDGE'S ACTIVITIES
A. A judge should respect and comply with the law and should conduct himself or herself at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.

http://www.deontologie-judiciaire.umontreal.ca/fr/codes%20enonces%20deonto/docu m ents/Colorado_Code_of_Judicial_Conduct.pdf



Under Colorado law I believe this kind of behavior would constitute a breach in public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary and be subject to discipline. "Creepy" is just my way of trying to be concise.
 
2011-04-01 08:03:45 PM  
If you have a news crew covering a public interest story, it is always important to address a judge with his or her proper title as often as possible during the interview. Anything less would be sloppy journalism and disrespectful to the entire judicial system.
 
2011-04-01 08:18:05 PM  
No.
 
2011-04-01 08:30:29 PM  

belhade: "creepy factor" is part of your code of ethics?


Not using exactly that terminology, but for judges, the answer is pretty much "yes." The technical term is "appearance of impropriety"--that is, they are expected to behave with such a high degree of rectitude that they shouldn't even look like they might be doing something wrong.
 
2011-04-01 08:37:28 PM  
I have known (and am related to) enough judges to know for a fact that "your honor" shouldn't really be applied to ANY of them.

Self-interested pricks just like the rest of us.
 
2011-04-01 08:52:02 PM  

Falstaff: If you find a judge that's drunken;
to the floor his clothes went plunkin'
Under that sheet ain't no pumpkin
pounding on her motel door?

Quoth the night guard, "Try next door".


Oh, very well done!
Here's another...(not mine own)

"I offer my honor"
"I honor your offer"

...and all night long it was on 'er and off 'er.

/ obligatory
 
2011-04-01 08:53:17 PM  
Before we can answer this delicate question of etiquette, we must know if the sheet was white, and was it before Labor Day?
 
2011-04-01 08:55:34 PM  
Raoul Eaton 2011-04-01 08:30:29 PM
...they shouldn't even look like they might be doing something wrong.

...and I am pretty sure every state has something similar for the ethical requirements for lawyers and judges. Personally, I would like to see harsher penalties for judges and lawyers so we can start redeeming the legal profession in the eyes of the public. While our public perception should never be a determining factor in our work, too many unethical lawyers manage to keep practicing (or even face repercussions for their unethical actions) despite grievous infractions.
 
2011-04-01 09:12:09 PM  
And in another PA judge incident,

MEDIA COURTHOUSE - Former Haverford District Justice Gerald C. Liberace, after being found guilty of inappropriate contact with an underaged girl, wants to be released from jail.

Some judges believe they have complete authority everywhere.

Groucho was trying to chat up Margaret Dumont while leering at the chorus girls.
 
2011-04-01 09:22:12 PM  
Damn it all to heck, but just hold the phone here for a minute. Taking an oath to serve as a judge does NOT equate to taking an oath of chastity, or of enrolling in holy orders.
Judges are human, and will make human errors.
RTFA: two judges, a man and a woman, on opposite sides of a hotel room door, with the one on the outside wearing only a sheet. Obviously they started in the room, and one ended up outside. Just as obviously, the one outside wanted to get back inside. Lots of consenting adults can and have ended up in similar embarrassing situations.
WTF does this have to do with either of their capabilities as jurists?
Geez, can't a fellow have a little fun anymore?
 
2011-04-01 11:52:54 PM  

ski9600: #WINNING


Stop this. Stop this right now. This is madness.
 
2011-04-02 02:14:08 AM  
Don't we HAVE to know if he was a (D) or an (R)? I mean, come on this is fark and it all goes to party affiliation doesn't it?

Stupid drunks are stupid. Stupid drunk judges are really stupid.
 
2011-04-02 04:02:56 AM  
"ALL HAIL MARX AND LENNON!"
 
2011-04-02 04:41:18 AM  
Oh, and I suppose noone here has gone commando at a toga party before?
 
2011-04-02 05:05:37 AM  
In my book, only *now* he deserves to be called "your honor".
 
2011-04-02 07:37:04 AM  

BillSPreston: If the judge has a serious alcohol problem that lead to this incident I am all in favor of him retaining his career if he undergoes rehabilitation.


Yes, because that's what would happen to me at my job.
 
2011-04-02 10:13:52 PM  

Bwahaha: Damn it all to heck, but just hold the phone here for a minute. Taking an oath to serve as a judge does NOT equate to taking an oath of chastity, or of enrolling in holy orders.
Judges are human, and will make human errors.
RTFA: two judges, a man and a woman, on opposite sides of a hotel room door, with the one on the outside wearing only a sheet. Obviously they started in the room, and one ended up outside. Just as obviously, the one outside wanted to get back inside. Lots of consenting adults can and have ended up in similar embarrassing situations.
WTF does this have to do with either of their capabilities as jurists?
Geez, can't a fellow have a little fun anymore?


Ah, now I get it. Obviously he tried to put it in her pooper.
 
2011-04-04 03:12:33 PM  

Bwahaha: Damn it all to heck, but just hold the phone here for a minute. Taking an oath to serve as a judge does NOT equate to taking an oath of chastity, or of enrolling in holy orders.
Judges are human, and will make human errors.
RTFA: two judges, a man and a woman, on opposite sides of a hotel room door, with the one on the outside wearing only a sheet. Obviously they started in the room, and one ended up outside. Just as obviously, the one outside wanted to get back inside. Lots of consenting adults can and have ended up in similar embarrassing situations.
WTF does this have to do with either of their capabilities as jurists?
Geez, can't a fellow have a little fun anymore?


Uh...

"She refused him admission to her room previously in the evening," a police news release states. "Gummo returned a short period later and beat on her door for approximately ten minutes and attempted to turn the door knob. He left and returned on two other occasions beating on the door attempting to gain access."


So, no.
 
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