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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Allen Superior Court judge apologizes for ‘extremely tasteless’ remarks"

Updating this ILB post from August 21st, Jeff Neumeyer of 21ALIVE reports this evening, with video, in a story headed "Embattled Judge Finds Two Colleagues Throw Their Support Behind Opponent." A sample:

Allen County Juvenile Judge Dan Heath and retired prosecutor and Judge Steve Sims on Tuesday formally endorsed lawyer Jim Posey in his November bid for a civil court judge slot.

At a public court gathering in August to honor three retirees, [Allen Superior Court Judge Stanley Levine] took the microphone and joked that one of two women leaving her job could pursue a lucrative second career as a phone sex operator.

Levine later apologized for the remarks, admitting that what he meant to be humorous was, in truth, extremely tasteless.

Heath and Sims did not criticize Levine.

"Under the canons of ethics for judges, I am not permitted to speak on any other candidate. But I do want the public to know, if they're listening, that I had determined to endorse Jim before he even decided to run," said Judge Heath.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 30, 2014 07:04 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts