Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Here Comes The Judge (at long last)

Last week, after months of anticipation, former Municipal Court Judge Ethelyn Simpson was named to the second judgeship for the recently expanded Athens-Clarke County State Court, a position in which she occasionally subbed for the current lone judge, Kent Lawrence.

Though I harbor no animus toward any of the other three finalists, I found this appointment by Governor Perdue particularly gratifying because Judge Simpson had been sacked by the Mayor and Commission back in 2005 in the concluding act of the rental registration debacle, ostensibly because - contrary to the Unified Government's wishes - she was not a sufficiently reliable part of the "enforcement team."

Gotta love it.

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Adrian said...

We also gotta love how the Judge Geise struck part of a zoning ordinance soon after that sacking.

james said...

Quite so. I laughed out loud when I read about it in the Banner-Herald