Ga. Judge Defends 'Homeless-Sexual' Social Media Post

By Brett Barrouquere (August 27, 2021, 4:42 PM EDT) -- A Georgia probate judge says her free speech rights are being violated by ethics charges targeting her past social media posts referring to "homeless-sexuals," commenting on male genitalia and advertising a wine night at an Atlanta bar.

In a written response to charges by the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, Douglas County Probate Court Judge Christina Peterson asked that the charges against her be dismissed. Judge Peterson said even if there were a violation of judicial ethics rules, it doesn't amount to misconduct or behavior that would bring the judicial office into disrepute.

"Accordingly, any imposition of discipline in this matter is...

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