Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CJP Closing Arguments

Today's DJ has Justice's lawyers say women lied; commission lawyers ask why: An attorney for appellate Justice Jeffrey Johnson argued Tuesday that allegations against him of sexual harassment and bullying were part of a #MeToo era pile-on, while an examiner for the Commission on Judicial Performance said the 17 women who accused him, and the supporting witnesses, had no reason to lie.
  • The panel of three special masters examining the commission's charges against Johnson will make a recommendation on whether the accusations of judicial misconduct have been proven, which could lead to his removal from the bench.

  • In a disciplinary hearing in front of the Commission on Judicial Performance, lawyers for Second District Justice Jeffrey Johnson said there's no credible evidence of any actual romantic relationship, and that the courthouse environment forced staff to pick a "team."