NJ Justices Remove 'Close Your Legs' Judge From Bench

Law360 (May 26, 2020, 10:54 AM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday ousted a state judge for asking a sexual assault accuser whether she closed her legs and later joking about the case with his staff, siding with a special panel's determination that he should be removed from the bench.

The New Jersey Supreme Court ousted state Judge John F. Russo Jr. on Tuesday, finding his questioning of a sexual assault accuser was discourteous and inappropriate. (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Judge John F. Russo Jr.'s question was discourteous and inappropriate and also "intolerably" suggested the accuser was to blame, the justices said in their opinion....

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