Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Who says it takes brains to be a judge?

Judge apologizes for Super Bowl cheer

The judge who led her courtroom in a Super Bowl cheer before a manslaughter sentencing hearing has apologized.

Judge Beverly Grant had said she was trying to ease tensions Friday when she asked everyone in a Tacoma, Washington courtroom to say "Go Seahawks."

But Grant has drawn heavy criticism, and now says she never meant to hurt anyone's feelings. She's apologized to the victim's family, prosecutors and others in the court.

The case involved a man who was shot in a fight outside a tavern, and Super Bowl Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of his death. The defendant was re-sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison.

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Aaron Hull said...

Sounds like this judge should have dinner with the vermont judge who tried to sentence a child molester to 60 days in jail. http://news.bostonherald.com/national/view.bg?articleid=123084.

After public presure, he sentenced the guy 3-10 years. That guy should be disbared too.

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