Friday, February 1, 2008

Judge Reprimanded for Calling Three Black Female PDs ‘The Supremes’

A Maryland judge was reprimanded after he called three Black female public defenders "The Supremes." He also told the defendant that he should get rid of his attorneys and get an "experienced male attorney." Judge Kennedy Boone told the The Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities that he made the remarks to protect the public defenders from a difficult and manipulative defendant. Boone did apologize for his remarks noting that they highly innappropriate and indicative of racial and sexual bias.

from the ABA Journal

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