Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Crook County IL phony judge has law license suspended, barred from becoming judge if she wins election

Well there is some common sense in Illinois. Some, but not a lot.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
The state Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Rhonda Crawford, a candidate for Cook County judge who faces criminal charges for donning judicial robes and allegedly presiding over cases earlier this year.

The ruling by the court also bars Crawford from taking her oath of office is she should win a seat on the bench in next week’s election.

Crawford, who is running for a seat in the 1st Judicial Subcircuit, has continued her campaign despite the fallout from her decision to put on judge robes in August and hear three cases in Judge Valerie Turner’s court at the Markham courthouse.

With no opponent on the ballot next Tuesday, Crawford is a virtual lock to win but the order issued Monday by the Supreme Court spells out that she is not to be sworn in.
Crawford is a Democrat, and yes, that information is relevant to this story because the Sun-Times acknowledges that she's up for election next week; the fake judge faces only a write-in opponent and the brain-dead voters in her Chicago South Side and south suburban subdistrict will check the "X" for Crawford when the see "Democrat" next to her name.

Oh, what about the idiot judge--a real one--who looked on while Crawford was a make-believe judge. Why does she still have a job?

Related post:

Crook County IL: Law clerk indicted for impersonating judge, on ballot in November


Holding My Nose said...

So, who gets to appoint her replacement? Or will there need to be a special election, paid for my the Crook County taxpayers?

John Ruberry said...

The IL Supreme Court. So no special election. But don't expect a Scalia type to be chosen.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it time to end politics in the Circuit Courts of Cook County already? A judge is supposed to be an impartial trier of fact, not a political hack! Maybe a civil service and ethics test along with peer review a background check should be made mandatory before even being allowed to run?