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Ga. Court Disbars Ex-Judge Over Unethical Rulings

Law360 (February 28, 2011, 8:10 PM EST) -- Georgia's highest court Monday disbarred a former state judge who pled guilty in September 2009 to reducing defendants' sentences and nixing probations outside of court as favors to friends.

Although a special master had recommended a three-year suspension, the admitted felony conduct of Brooks E. Blitch III, the former chief superior judge of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit Court, warrants a “severe level of discipline” in the form of disbarment because it “deals a serious blow to the public's confidence in the legal system,” the Supreme Court...
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