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Hairy Jello 05-26-2019 04:39 PM

Utah judge disparaged President Trump from the courtroom. Now he's paying the price.
 
Sometimes karma can bite hard.

Utah judge disparaged President Trump from the courtroom. Now he's paying the price.

A Utah judge who openly disparaged President Donald Trump in the courtroom and on social media is now facing the consequences of his actions.

What are the details?

The Supreme Court of Utah has upheld a six-month suspension without pay for Taylorsville Justice Court Judge Michael Kwan.

In a ruling last week, Utah's Supreme Court determined Kwan undermined public confidence in the judiciary for "improper use of judicial authority and his inappropriate political commentary." Kwan criticized Trump, both on social media and in his courtroom, before and after the 2016 election.

From NBC News:

Three days after the 2016 election, Kwan wrote on Facebook, "Think I'll go to the shelter to adopt a cat before the President-Elect grabs them all" a reference to the "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump was heard bragging about grabbing women's genitals without consent.

Almost a month after Trump's inauguration, Kwan said "welcome to the beginning of the fascist takeover" and questioned whether Congressional Republicans would be "the American Reichstag," this time referring to the political body of Nazi Germany.

Kwan also disparaged Trump in 2017 when a defendant voiced hope that Trump would follow through on his promise to implement tax reform.

Kwan defended his actions before the Utah Supreme Court, characterizing his comments as "constitutionally protected speech." However, the court vehemently disagreed.

"Fulfillment of judicial duties does not come without personal sacrifice of some opportunities and privileges available to the public at large," the court wrote. "And as a person the public entrusts to decide issues with the utmost fairness, independence, and impartiality, a judge must at times set aside the power of his or her voice."

Ultimately, the court dismissed each of Kwan's defenses and upheld the stiff reprimand because the judge "has been the subject of prior discipline and the recipient of prior guidance."

"Judge Kwan's behavior denigrates his reputation as an impartial, independent, dignified, and courteous jurist who takes no advantage of the office in which he serves," the court said. "And it diminishes the reputation of our entire judiciary."

saltwn 05-26-2019 05:36 PM

Re: Utah judge disparaged President Trump from the courtroom. Now he's paying the pri
 
hmmm...when most judges, half congress and most voters are against this President, maybe you should listen to them?

jamesrage 05-26-2019 09:21 PM

Re: Utah judge disparaged President Trump from the courtroom. Now he's paying the pri
 
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Originally Posted by Hairy Jello (Post 970007)
Sometimes karma can bite hard.

Utah judge disparaged President Trump from the courtroom. Now he's paying the price.

A Utah judge who openly disparaged President Donald Trump in the courtroom and on social media is now facing the consequences of his actions.

What are the details?

The Supreme Court of Utah has upheld a six-month suspension without pay for Taylorsville Justice Court Judge Michael Kwan.

In a ruling last week, Utah's Supreme Court determined Kwan undermined public confidence in the judiciary for "improper use of judicial authority and his inappropriate political commentary." Kwan criticized Trump, both on social media and in his courtroom, before and after the 2016 election.

From NBC News:

Three days after the 2016 election, Kwan wrote on Facebook, "Think I'll go to the shelter to adopt a cat before the President-Elect grabs them all" a reference to the "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump was heard bragging about grabbing women's genitals without consent.

Almost a month after Trump's inauguration, Kwan said "welcome to the beginning of the fascist takeover" and questioned whether Congressional Republicans would be "the American Reichstag," this time referring to the political body of Nazi Germany.

Kwan also disparaged Trump in 2017 when a defendant voiced hope that Trump would follow through on his promise to implement tax reform.

Kwan defended his actions before the Utah Supreme Court, characterizing his comments as "constitutionally protected speech." However, the court vehemently disagreed.

"Fulfillment of judicial duties does not come without personal sacrifice of some opportunities and privileges available to the public at large," the court wrote. "And as a person the public entrusts to decide issues with the utmost fairness, independence, and impartiality, a judge must at times set aside the power of his or her voice."

Ultimately, the court dismissed each of Kwan's defenses and upheld the stiff reprimand because the judge "has been the subject of prior discipline and the recipient of prior guidance."

"Judge Kwan's behavior denigrates his reputation as an impartial, independent, dignified, and courteous jurist who takes no advantage of the office in which he serves," the court said. "And it diminishes the reputation of our entire judiciary."


That judge sounds like a foam at the mouth left wing wacko. I am surprised that judge still has a job seeing how that judge's appearance of impartiality is totally gone. He sounds like one of those extremely far left wackos that Fox news would bring onto one of their shows to make all left wingers look retarded.

jamesrage 05-26-2019 09:24 PM

Re: Utah judge disparaged President Trump from the courtroom. Now he's paying the pri
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 970018)
hmmm...when most judges, half congress and most voters are against this President, maybe you should listen to them?

I am sure those people been drinking the same kool aid as you.

Manitou 05-27-2019 12:39 AM

Re: Utah judge disparaged President Trump from the courtroom. Now he's paying the pri
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 970018)
hmmm...when most judges, half congress and most voters are against this President, maybe you should listen to them?

Since Trump is president, I don't have to do doodly squat with those snowflakes.

jimbo 05-27-2019 07:42 AM

Re: Utah judge disparaged President Trump from the courtroom. Now he's paying the pri
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 970018)
hmmm...when most judges, half congress and most voters are against this President, maybe you should listen to them?

Then again. maybe we shouldn't.

BTW, there are encouraging signs those judges are disappearing. SCOTUS is no longer left leaning. The ninth and 11th are headed that way. As are a number of other courts.


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