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VOL. 37 | NO. 15 | Friday, April 12, 2013
Circuit court judge Wilson gets public censure
NASHVILLE (AP) — A circuit court judge in the third district has received a public censure and public reprimand from the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct.
According to the board, Judge John Wilson's censure was for conduct during a 2011 deposition that was "intemperate, argumentative, disruptive and not in conformity with acceptable judicial conduct."
Wilson also failed to abide by a previous agreement that required him to refrain from injudicious treatment of a certain attorney. Wilson's failure to control his animosity led to a case being transferred to another judge.
Wilson's reprimand is the result of an improper hearing and decision in a parenting case that took place outside the courtroom.
Wilson must appear before the board at its August meeting.
The third judicial district serves Greene, Hamblen, Hancock and Hawkins counties.