Monday, August 29, 2016

2 probate judges disciplined for inappropriate behavior

DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama probate judges have been disciplined by a judicial court: one for sexting a litigant and the other for ruling on matters in her father's estate.

According to ( ) Tallapoosa County Probate Judge Leon Archer was suspended Monday for six months without pay for sexting with a litigant. Archer admitted that sexually explicit Facebook messaging exchanges included photos of his genitals, taken while at the county courthouse.

Probate Judge Earlean Isaac was charged with ethical violations regarding her actions on distributing money from her father's estate. Isaac agreed to resign effective Saturday. She also will never seek judicial office again.

Both Archer and Isaac had worked out agreements with the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission on what their discipline would be before the Court of the Judiciary.

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2 probate judges disciplined for inappropriate behavior

1 comment:

StandUp said...

I don't get it. They worked out agreements with the committee? Why isn't the committee investigating and disciplining according to the merits of what the judges did? Why do the judges have a say?