30 January 2007

state supremes cool with lawyer adultery just not in the courthouse

2006-O -2361 (39 pg .pdf) IN RE: JUDGE WENDELL R. MILLER

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NEW ORLEANS -- A Jefferson Davis Parish judge was removed from office by the state Supreme Court for violations such as his handling his secretary's divorce while the two of them were having an affair and having sex at the courthouse.
The high court said: "We agree with the commission that an adulterous affair is not a per se violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct, but the judge's rather open and notorious sexual conduct with his secretary at the courthouse, coupled with the other factors involved in the relationship, clearly brought the judicial office into disrepute."