Canada Judge Who Wore Trump Hat To Court Faces Disciplinary Hearing

Canada Judge Who Wore Trump Hat To Court Faces Disciplinary Hearing

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Canada Judge Who Wore Trump Hat To Court Faces Disciplinary Hearing ^ | 21 April 2017

Posted on 04/21/2017 2:33:35 AM PDT by Helicondelta

A Canadian judge who wore a Donald Trump campaign hat into court after the US election is facing a disciplinary hearing and possible removal from the bench after his actions triggered an unprecedented number of formal complaints.

In November, the Ontario court justice Bernd Zabel entered his courtroom in Hamilton, Ontario, clad in black robes and a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. He reportedly told those in court that the hat was meant to mark an “unprecedented” night in the United States and singled himself out as the lone Trump supporter among his colleagues.

Days later, amid public anger sparked by reports of his actions in Canada’s Globe and Mail, Zabel apologised for what he called a “misguided attempt to mark a moment in history”.

But his words of regret did little to stem the torrent of formal complaints being filed against him. In the months since the incident, the Ontario judicial council said it had received 81 complaints – 10 times more than it had received about any other judge in the province.

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To: Helicondelta

No free speech in Canada!!

This is disgusting.

To: Sacajaweau

He made a blatant political statement while entering the court. Unacceptable in a courtroom. Judges are supposed to be apolitical when on the bench.

I supported him when the story first came out, but once I learned this was in a courtroom, well…

3 posted on 04/21/2017 2:49:00 AM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)

To: Helicondelta

In Texas, we had a judge do this.

4 posted on 04/21/2017 2:59:02 AM PDT by SkyPilot (“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6)

To: Sacajaweau

Canada has converted to Islam. Just listen to The Prime Minister. Sharia will be next.

I suggest two walls.

5 posted on 04/21/2017 3:11:10 AM PDT by Bodega (we are developing less and less common sense…world wide)

To: Don W

He made a statement about another country.

Apolitical applies to Canadian politics.

In the building is not the same as sitting on the bench.

Still amounts to free speech.

But I’ll go back and look for more information and see if I change my opinion.

To: Don W

You do know the controversy is really being provoked by Muslims….and Canada politics has become biased towards muzzies. Typical muzzie activists at work.

To: Helicondelta

Well obviously a judge should not wear a political hat into court, at least by sane standards. They should dress like a judge.

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