Judges acting badly — Ohio Judge berates jurors for their decision.

Judges are supposed to have a poker face and mouth and are supposed to thank witnesses and jurors for their service, no matter the outcome, and not comment on the case.

Apparently this judge blew it.

http://jonathanturley.org/2015/03/13/ohio-judge-reprimanded-after-berating-jurors-for-acquitting-criminal-defendant/

A judge is not the press, she or he is the trier of fact and law and is not supposed to roll eyes, sigh, make dumb comments, etc. in the courtroom.

I know that many of you experience it and you have to report it to the Judicial Inquiry Board (addresses on this website) when you see it.

Also, attorneys are not to be in the judge’s private area, nor are they to be having exparte conversations with opposing counsel.

Joanne

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