Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Poll: Judge Who Sued Over Pants Likely To Lose Job

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Remember the judge who sued for millions of dollars over a $10.50 alteration? You already knew he lost his case, you already knew the cleaners were counter-suing, you already knew there was a collection fund set up for their legal fees, but did you know that Judge Pearson may lose his job?


By the middle of next week, Roy Pearson, the D.C. administrative law judge who sued his neighborhood dry cleaners for $54 million and lost, will receive a letter that starts the process that could put him out of a job.

City sources said a marathon meeting of the Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges ended late Monday with agreement to meet again next week to finalize wording of a letter explaining the panel's doubts about granting Pearson a 10-year term on the bench. Pearson's initial term expired at the end of April, at the height of his legal battle against the Chung family, owners of Custom Cleaners on Bladensburg Road NE.

Would you want this guy to be a judge for the next 10 years? Clearly he has shown a lack of common sense and fairness ... inherent traits for a judge.

The panel's discussion about Pearson's future has focused on what role a judge's behavior outside the courtroom should play in assessing his qualifications. Was Pearson's extraordinary zeal in pursuing the case against the Chungs so embarrassing that it amounts to evidence of poor judicial temperament?

I think every decision a judge makes outside of the courthouse is relevant in deciding if they are qualified for the job.

If people can have employment turned down because of their credit rating in this country then a judge should be denied the bench based on litigious action.

So what do you think?

Should Judge Pearson Lose His Job?
Other Punishment
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