Judge Green (possibly soon-to-be-ex-Judge Green) was suspended by the Texas Supreme Court on Friday, July 7th, 2017 pending a trial of her own, where she will both be the accused and put forth her best defense to a 316-page report from the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which is allegedly based upon complaints against the Judge. (In order to be permanently banned from her bench Judge Green has to first stand trial in front of a three-judge panel, and unless she does so she has no hope of being reinstated.)
The allegations against the Judge stem in part from claims made in writing by Green’s ex-husband Ronald (pictured with her below) during the course of their divorce proceedings; while other of the allegations reportedly came from the Judge’s ex-boyfriend, Claude Barnes, whom she was allegedly seeing behind her husband’s back while they were married.
Judge Green stands accused of such things as: Abusing drugs, some of which she would reportedly get from her Bailiff (the two reportedly had secret codes such as if she texted about “nuts and bolts” then she wanted Tussionex – a prescription cough medicine or if she asked for “cookie dough” then she wanted cocaine), using Backpage.com to hire prostitutes for threesomes (her ex-beau claims that the Judge personally paid $150 to a prostitute in Houston and $200 to another hooker in Austin) and that she had and concealed a relationship with a five-time convicted felon who had appeared in her courtroom in an eviction proceeding. The 316 page report allegedly claims that the Judge misrepresented her relationship with the convicted swindler so as to conceal illegal drug purchases and her addiction to prescription cough syrup.
Memo to the Folks continued: Judges are expected to exhibit the highest standards of professionalism. In fact, per the Code of Judicial Conduct in FL Judges must (among other things): Canon 1. Uphold the Integrity and Independence of the Judiciary Canon 2. Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in all of the Judge’s Activities; and Canon 3. Perform the Duties of Judicial Office Impartially and Diligently. When a Judge fails to live up to the high (not drug induced high) standards of the Bench, or if they otherwise mistreat those over whom they preside, then the Judge is not exhibiting the highest standards of professionalism and should be called out (just not by you in the courtroom).
Memo to the Folks continued: Each State has a body that presides over Judges. In Texas it is the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and in FL the body that governs, regulates, determines if judicial misconduct has occurred, and if so then recommends discipline for FL Judges, is called the “JQC” (the Judicial Qualifications Commission). In any State, if you feel that a a Judge has acted improperly then you are free to file a complaint against that Judge.
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