DAILYKENN.com -- Judge Michael Kwan violated the judicial code of conduct several times and diminished “the reputation of our entire judiciary,” according to the Utah Supreme Court.
Kwan is accused of making comments critical of President Donald Trump in court and on the Internet.
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A Utah judge has been suspended without pay for six months after making critical comments – online and in court – about President Donald Trump.
The state supreme court ruled Judge Michael Kwan violated the judicial code of conduct several times and diminished “the reputation of our entire judiciary,” according to an opinion filed last week.
As a municipal judge in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville since 1998, Kwan deals with misdemeanor cases, violations of ordinances and small claims.
His lawyer, Greg Skordas, said Kwan accepted that he would face some punishment but is disappointed by the severity. In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, Skordas compared the case with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. Last September, Kavanaugh denied sexual assault allegations and blamed Bill and Hillary Clinton and "left-wing opposition groups" for publicizing the accusations.
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