Minnesota judge accused of misconduct for commentsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge is accused of misconduct after criticizing a volunteer court watchdog group.
By: Associated Press, Worthington Daily Globe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge is accused of misconduct after criticizing a volunteer court watchdog group.
The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards says Hennepin County Judge Jack Nordby shouldn't have publicly aired his disdain for the group WATCH in his courtroom.
Nordby expressed frustration with the group at a child molester's sentencing last December. He compared the group's tactics to the hand signals gang members use to intimidate court witnesses.
The Star Tribune reports documents released by the board say Nordby refused to accept a public reprimand and plans to fight the accusations.
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