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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Judges say the darnedest things

A justice of the peace in Springfield, Ore., has resigned after an investigation found that she repeatedly made sexual, offensive comments to staffers and people in court. She denied doing anything inappropriate: "She described herself as a 300-pound, hetero­sexual, 'essentially asexual virgin.'" You really need to read the whole thing, but here are some of the highlights:

The judge also allegedly warned truant girls that they would “end up dancing naked on tables” at a Springfield strip club. She also reportedly told young defendants: “You will learn about sex when you are in jail showering with other people.”

One clerk allegedly balked at typing Sinclair’s letter warning a truant child that “any man with a penis will do a sixteen-year-old girl.” The judge reportedly disagreed with her objections and sent the letter unchanged. ...

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