Harvey Dent as Judge or Judge booted for flipping coin to decide a woman's fate.

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  1. SoulManX

    SoulManX The Inspector!

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    RICHMOND, Va. - A judge who ordered a woman to drop her pants and decided a custody dispute by flipping a coin was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday. The decision against Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge James Michael Shull of Gate City was unanimous.

    "Unless our citizens can trust that judges will fairly resolve the disputes brought before our courts, and treat all litigants with dignity, our courts will lose the public's respect and confidence upon which our legal system depends," Justice Barbara Milano Keenan wrote.
    According to the court, Shull admitted tossing a coin to determine which parent would have visitation with a child on Christmas. Shull said he was trying to encourage the parents to decide the issue themselves but later acknowledged that he was wrong.
    The pants-dropping incidents, the court said, "were even more egregious."



    The court said they occurred when a woman was seeking a protective order against a partner who she said had stabbed her in the leg. Shull knew the woman had a history of mental problems and insisted on seeing the wound, the court said.
    The woman dropped her pants once to display the wound, then dropped them a second time after Shull left the bench for a closer look to determine whether the woman had received stitches.


    A court bailiff testified before the commission that after the hearing, he asked Shull, "Did you see what that lady had on?" According to the bailiff, Shull replied: "Yeah, a black lacy thing ... it looked good, didn't it?"
    Shull denied making the comment. His attorney, Russell V. Palmore, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Friday.


    The justices could have merely censured Shull, but they noted that he had appeared before the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission in 2004 for allegedly calling a teenager a "mama's boy" and a "wuss" and advising a woman to marry her abusive boyfriend. That complaint was dismissed with an admonition to Shull to chalk it up as a learning experience.



    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071102/ap_on_re_us/judge_removed
     
  2. Sam Fisher

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    S_H_F_4839 Hulk Smash

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    sounds like a couple of the arkansas judges I have seen over the years when I had to go to court for various reasons.
     
  4. Arkady Rossovich

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    The thread's title does not make sence.
     
  5. hippie_hunter

    hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    Yes it does. In the comics Two-Face, a former district attorney, flipped a coin to determine his action. The judge in this article pretty much did the very same thing.
     
  6. Fran

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    hippie_howned
     
  7. Untilteld

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    I think he meant it was too long.
     
  8. Eggyman

    Eggyman The Oval Avenger

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    Heh . . . I think it's because you said the judge made her drop her pants that I though at first you said vagina supreme court. :D
     
  9. strikezone89

    strikezone89 Smarks Chat CM PUNK :-/

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    ha, what an oxymoron . . . and you're right, this thread makes no cents . . . hunnid dolla bill y'all!!
     
  11. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    America is in the gutter.
     
  12. Warhammer

    Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    I saw this on Yahoo, this morning, and didn't even make the Dent allusion.
    Good job with the idea.

    :D :up:
     
  13. Two-Face

    Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    The judge must be a Batman fan :D
     
  14. Warhammer

    Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    A shame that his name wasn't Harvey.
    Oh well, he's Big Bad James.

    :o
     

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