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Sun May 26, 2019, 01:33 PM

Judge Suspended without pay for anti Trump Comments in Court, Social Media

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The Supreme Court of Utah upheld a six-month suspension without pay for a municipal judge who disparaged President Donald Trump on social media and during official judicial proceedings.

Taylorsville Justice Court Judge Michael Kwan undermined public confidence in the courts by intervening in the political process, the state Supreme Court concluded.

“Fulfillment of judicial duties does not come without personal sacrifice of some opportunities and privileges available to the public at large,” Utah Supreme Court Justice John Pearce wrote in an opinion upholding the sanctions against Kwan. “And as a person the public entrusts to decide issues with the utmost fairness, independence, and impartiality, a judge must at times set aside the power of his or her voice.”

The state Judicial Conduct Commission (JCC) brought formal charges against Kwan after the judge disparaged the president on social networks and in his own courtroom during official proceedings. In one social media post, for example, Kwan suggested that congressional Republicans were comparable to the rubber-stamp parliament of Nazi Germany.

“Welcome to the beginning of the fascist takeover,” Kwan wrote. “We need to be diligent in questioning congressional Republicans if they are going to be the American Reichstag and refuse to stand up for the Constitution, refuse to uphold their oath of office, and enable the tyrants to consolidate their power.”

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/26/judge-suspended-criticizing-trump/

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Reply Judge Suspended without pay for anti Trump Comments in Court, Social Media (Original post)
Gunslinger201 May 2019 OP
Horsefeathers May 2019 #1
Nostrings May 2019 #2
Banshee 3 Actual May 2019 #3
Gunslinger201 May 2019 #4
DavesNotHere May 2019 #6
New Deal Democrat May 2019 #9
DavesNotHere May 2019 #12
New Deal Democrat May 2019 #13
RCW2014 May 2019 #5
Carl May 2019 #7
Banshee 3 Actual May 2019 #16
quad489 May 2019 #10
Muddling Through May 2019 #11
CokeMachine1 May 2019 #14
Banshee 3 Actual May 2019 #15
joefriday6 May 2019 #8

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:43 PM

1. That Lefty must hate the new rulez!

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:47 PM

2. The guy sounds like obama in a costume.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/05/24/utah-judge-who-made-anti/

In January 2017, Kwan had an exchange that appeared to demean a defendant, according to the opinion, and included political commentary related to Trump’s immigration and tax policies.

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The opinion also outlines a number of political comments that Kwan made on Facebook and LinkedIn about Trump when he was a presidential candidate. The judge also posted or shared articles about immigration, gun violence and voter participation.

The justices characterized Kwan’s posts about Trump as “blunt and sometimes indelicate” criticism. For example, just days after the presidential election, Kwan wrote, “Think I’ll go to the shelter to adopt a cat before the President-Elect grabs them all.”


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Even his lawyer sounds like a loon:



Kwan’s attorney also drew a parallel between this case and the narrow confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual misconduct leading to a dramatic Senate hearing. Kavanaugh denied any accusations of wrongdoing.

“It does strike me as troubling that one man ... sexually assaults a woman in college, publicly blasts the Clintons in front of a world wide audience and is confirmed to the United States Supreme Court," Skordas said, “while a city justice court judge outwardly supports his own Asian community, makes a joke about money being wasted on a wall in front of the six people in his courtroom and then is suspended without pay for six months.”


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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:06 PM

3. he wants to hate trump he has the right

but not from the bench as his professionalism failed

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:26 PM

4. 40 injunctions against Trump, 2 against Obama

Obama Judges Obstructing Justice: Nearly 40 Injunctions Against Trump After ONLY TWO Against Obama

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/obama-judges-obstructing-justice-nearly-40-injunctions-against-trump-after-only-two-against-obama/

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:14 PM

6. I agree, If it was just on social media only, I would say

They shouldn’t be suspended.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:40 PM

9. I will salute that.

But this suspension might be based on only one indiscretion from the bench:

The ruling suspending Kwan also cited an interaction in court with a defendant in January 2017 in which Kwan criticized Trump after the defendant said he would use his tax return to pay fines.

“You do realize that we have a new president, and you think we are getting any money back?” Kwan said.

“I hope,” the defendant said.

“You hope?” Kwan said.

“I pray and I cross my fingers,” the defendant said.

“OK. Prayer might be the answer cause he just signed an order to start building the wall and he has no money to do that, and so if you think you are going to get taxes back this year, uh-yeah, maybe, maybe not,” Kwan said. “But don’t worry, there is a tax cut for the wealthy so if you make over $500,000 you’re getting a tax cut.”

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2019/05/24/utah-judge-suspended-for-making-anti-trump-comments/

All other cases appear to have come from social media. Help me out if I'm wrong.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:30 PM

12. I suspect without that his statements from the bench,

The social media statements alone wouldn’t have caused a suspension.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #12)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:44 PM

13. I think you're right.

But my point is, it looks like there was only one incident from the bench. It would be easy to assume otherwise unless you take a closer look.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:47 PM

5. Righty prefers censorship to free speech or free press.

SAD

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:42 PM

7. That was stupid.

He is bound by the restrictions of his job.

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Response to Carl (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:27 PM

16. Slow day at 55 savushkina street, it needs the rubles per post

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:25 PM

10. ''Righty prefers censorship to free speech or free press''...and the dumbfuckery continues

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:53 PM

11. Steve Bannon? Is that you?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:02 PM

14. I see you are still having

 

problems understanding basic concepts. You can do better -- well, probably not.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:26 PM

15. Professional ethics is the issue. a judge should not be making such comments while on official duty

Off the bench, on Social Media, in public yes rip trump a new asshole



Imagine that though in russia vlad would just have him murdered as per SOP

Lackey doesn't get we are on to him

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:55 PM

8. This asshole should not be re-seated. If anyone is a fascist, it is HIM.

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