The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 November 2005

More on the hanging judge

Former judge Donald Thompson, who resigned from office after charges of manually-operated sexual misconduct were brought against him, is facing new charges: improper use (or, more precisely, non-use) of briefs during trials, and storage of inappropriate materials on his office computer.

Counsel for Thompson argues that the prosecutors, by adding these new charges, are "surly" and "vindictive." Meanwhile, DNA tests have fingered Thompson as the creator of various chair deposits, possibly with contributions from the manager of Thompson's rental-property operation, who is mentioned in several not-all-that-appropriate emails on Thompson's PC.

Just when you think you've heard it all ....

(Previous coverage here, here, here, here and here.)

Posted at 7:29 AM to Soonerland

I would have thought that 'improper non-use of briefs' would have been covered by the previous charge. If he was wearing them at all, he obviously wasn't using them to cover everything they ought to have been covering.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at 3:23 PM on 29 November 2005

First it was "dress stains." Now it's "chair deposits." I suggest we be more spunkily less-euphemistic.

Posted by: Mike at 7:50 PM on 29 November 2005

Oh, come now.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:28 AM on 30 November 2005