Ex-Pa. Judge Barred From The Bench Over Racist Remarks

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 7:11 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania ethics court on Thursday barred a now-former Allegheny County judge from ever holding judicial office again after he copped earlier this week to allegations that he made racist remarks including referring to a Black juror in a headscarf as "Aunt Jemima."

While Mark Tranquilli stepped down earlier this week and vowed not to seek a seat on the bench again, the state's Court of Judicial Discipline said in a one-page per curiam order that it was deeming the ex-judge's pledge "binding and irrevocable."

Tranquilli's resignation and stipulation to the charges against him came the day before his ethics case...

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