« Best of QuizLaw, March ‘07 | Main | It’s Not News. It’s Huh? »

The Cough Syrup Made Me Say It

22250819.jpgA Superior Court Judge in the state of Washington has been censured after he said a few inappropriate things during a training conference last year.

Judge John P. Wulle, 57, used profanity, made an obscene gesture after being asked to lower his voice and referred to a group facilitator as “the black gay guy,” according to a nine-page document posted on the Web site of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, which issued the censure Friday at a meeting in this suburb south of Seattle.
At one point, according to the panel’s findings, the facilitator said, “Clark County gets a star” for finishing an assignment and Wulle replied, “I don’t need a star. I’m not a Jew.”

Accused of being drunk during the conference, Wulle denied it, saying — of course — that the odor on his breath was just cough syrup. Yeah — Scotch-flavored cough syrup.