Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month:

  • Agreeing with the Judicial Tenure Commission and pursuant to the stipulation of the judge, the Michigan Supreme Court publicly censured a judge who, in a telephone interview with a newspaper reporter, expressed his displeasure with the Michigan Parental Rights Restoration Act and stated that one of the circumstances in which he might permit a minor to have an abortion pursuant to the act would be when a white girl was raped by a black man. In the Matter of Bourisseau, 480 N.W.2d 270 (Michigan 1992).
  • Adopting the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Judicial Standards Commission, the North Carolina Supreme Court publicly censured a judge who interjected himself into proceedings initiated against close friends concerning suspected child abuse and acted as an advocate for those friends. In re Harrell, 414 S.E.2d 36 (North Carolina 1992).

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