He blasted Donald in court, but he’s not getting away with it.
If you’re a judge, you’re supposed to uphold the law and follow a strict canon of ethics—and if you don’t, you should reap the consequences.
You can’t go on a shocking, bias-fueled anti-Donald Trump tirade in the middle of the courtroom.
But that’s exactly what Taylorsville Justice Court Judge Michael Kwan did. And he did it both in the courtroom AND on social media.
First, when a defendant in court said he’d pay off his overdue court fines with his tax return, Kwan replied that “Trump only gives tax cuts to the wealthy.”
As if that lie wasn’t bad enough, Kwan went further, putting on social media:
“Welcome to the beginning of the fascist takeover.
We need to be diligent in questioning congressional Republicans if they are going to be the American Reichstag and refuse to stand up for the Constitution…
…refuse to uphold their oath of office, and enable the tyrants to consolidate their power.”
Ironic that a liberal judge is talking about fascism, isn’t it?
But at any rate, the Utah Supreme Court isn’t about to let these grossly unprofessional antics stand.
They’ve just handed down Kwan’s punishment: 6 month suspension without pay.
Per Townhall, the court’s decision included this comment:
“Judge Michael Kwan acknowledges that he violated the Utah Code of Judicial Conduct when he made seemingly shirty and politically charged comments to a defendant in his courtroom.
Moreover, in response to questions at oral argument, Judge Kwan conceded that an online post critical of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump also violated the code of conduct.”
Kwan tried to argue that his rant was protected under the First Amendment, but the JCC ruling board wasn’t buying it.
They said that “judicial duties don’t come without personal sacrifice of some opportunities and privileges to the public at large.”
In other words, you’re a judge. You don’t spread your anti-President, anti-American garbage when you’re on the job.
Oh, and here’s an important note:
This isn’t the first time Kwan has been reprimanded for this sort of biased, unprofessional behavior.
In fact, The Daily Caller says Kwan has been hit with disciplinary actions over political commentary and “abusing judicial authority to impose extremely lenient and/or harsh fines.”
So basically, this guy has been letting his own views dictate the law. He’s clearly incapable of being objective.
Maybe 6 months suspension isn’t enough … maybe he needs to find another job. Rapidly.
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