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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Judgment Call

posted by on December 11 at 14:44 PM

If you were at a conference and you “used profanity, made an obscene gesture in response to a request to lower [your] voice, and referred to Clark County’s group facilitator as “the black gay guy,’” and then after the meeting’s facilitator said, “Clark County gets a star,” you quipped, “I don’t need a star. I’m not a Jew,” wouldn’t you insist that you were shit-face drunk at the time?

Not Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle. He did all that and more at a training conference, and he insists that he wasn’t drunk at the time—despite witnesses stating that they smelled alcohol on his breath.

Wulle has been censored by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct and must undergo seven whole hours of racial, religious, sexual-orientation and diversity training. And he wants us all to know—particularly any racial, religious, or sexual minorities that may come before him—that he’s very, very sorry…

Wulle said Friday he will use the incident as a learning experience. “It was never my intent to offend anyone, and I apologize to anyone who was offended,” he said.


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Dan, do you mean censured, rather than censored? Just wondering.

Posted by ahava | December 11, 2007 2:53 PM

Drunk or not, he sounds like a great party guest!

Posted by Michigan Matt | December 11, 2007 2:54 PM

ďI donít need a star. Iím not a Jew." Hmm, I gotta remember that one for my company party this Friday.

Posted by Bont | December 11, 2007 2:56 PM

And this guy is a judge. Im so glad he learned something at law school.

Posted by blaire | December 11, 2007 3:01 PM

The dude looks like Mr. Rodgers.

Posted by what white neighborhood did he grow up in | December 11, 2007 3:17 PM

I heard he blamed it on an overdose of cough syrup. Perhaps someone was pulling my leg. Either way...classy.

Posted by Beth | December 11, 2007 3:34 PM

Maybe he let slip the secret plan of King George for the internment camps?

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 11, 2007 3:51 PM

In the last six months Clark Countly has given us Curtis, Dunn and now the judge. Not exactly a classy bunch, are they?

Posted by ratcityreprobate | December 11, 2007 4:23 PM

Censoring him would have been a little better, I should think.

Posted by StotheL | December 11, 2007 5:19 PM

"I'm sorry if any of you fuckin' hypersensitive, homo-loving, negro-humping Jews were somehow offended by anything that might have been said."

Posted by bigyaz | December 11, 2007 5:21 PM

where is clark county?

Posted by jameyb | December 11, 2007 6:41 PM

It's where Vancouver WA is, the suburb of Portland Oregon.
Us griping up here doesn't do shit, some lawyer down there needs to run against this idiot.
Too often these smaller counties have a too-small old boys network of lawyers and none of them have the guts to run against a sitting judge. It's scary to do because if you lose you still gotta appear in front of that judge ....or his buddies.....

Posted by unPC | December 11, 2007 7:06 PM

"It was never my intent to offend anyone" = "I never meant to get caught saying what I said, but I got stupid and said it in a venue that was too public"

Posted by Toby | December 12, 2007 9:47 AM

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