The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 June 2004

A certain lack of jurisprudence

Donald Thompson has served as a district judge in Sapulpa, Oklahoma for two decades, and apparently mandatory minimums didn't do a thing for him: Attorney General Drew Edmondson has filed an official complaint against Judge Thompson, charging him with, um, banging his gavel, so to speak.

Apparently he sacked his court reporter, the usual audience for his display, after she cooperated with an investigation into his behind-the-bench activities.

The complaint can be viewed in full here.

(Courtesy of Guy S. at Snugg Harbor, who noted: "In handing out a stiff sentence.....he hands out a stiff sentence!")

Posted at 6:59 PM to Soonerland

Well, I was going to say something about the *long arm* of the law....but I don't know his judgeship *that* well.

Posted by: Guy S. at 7:46 PM on 24 June 2004

Must be very hard to be a judge...

*runs away cackling*

Posted by: Deb at 7:56 PM on 24 June 2004

Just based upon his rulings, I've heard he has a reputation as being a real jerk off.

Posted by: Interested-Participant at 2:16 PM on 25 June 2004

Tis a sad comment on the whole penal system if you ask me.

Posted by: Guy S. at 5:06 PM on 25 June 2004