Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Freedom of Speech Under Attack | Judge disciplined after ordering 'Go Seahawks' cheer: "Judge disciplined after ordering 'Go Seahawks' cheer

Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A state panel has disciplined a judge who ordered cheers in court for the Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks before issuing a manslaughter sentence.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Beverly Grant asked about 100 people in court to say 'Go Seahawks' before taking their seats on Feb. 3. Dissatisfied with the low volume of the response, she repeated the request."


JD Rhoades said...

Considering some of the arrogance and abuse I've seen from the bench, some of which has seriously affected people's lives, disciplining a judge for something lighthearted like this is a travesty.

Bill said...

If you click the link, you'll see that the judge herself is the one who brought the complaint.

Frank Denton said...

Who says we don't have football fans in Washington? We may have only the Oklahoma Supersonics for basketball but Go Seahawks.