Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Judge John E. Rochester retires?

Judge John E. Rochester has retired from the bench due to ill health (I hear). I've been hearing that he would retire for the last two years. Rochester has no business being on the bench after what happened with his drug trafficking son.

For past coverage of the Rochester clan click here.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


Anonymous said...

I heard he had an infected sense of moral judgment. You think they'll be able to heal him?

Loretta Nall said...

I hear he has cancer mdm-adph. along with an infected sense of moral judgement. I especially love how the Clay Times Journal plays up his court room hostage taking.

and he was always a stickler for proper courtroom behavior. "When we are in a courtroom, it is always a serious matter because we are impacting lives in some way or another in a quest for justice. I believe every case should always be handled in a respectful manner," explained Rochester.

He actually locked everyone inside the court room. No one could enter or leave when court started. That amounted to illegal detention, as many who were in court were spectators. Little old ladies would have to ask permission from his majesty to relieve themselves. It was also a violation of the 6th Amendment which guarantees a public trial. How can it be public if no one was allowed in?