Hamilton "Trump Judge" To Face Disp. Panel Today

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 06:51
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A Hamilton judge who wore a hat in court bearing a slogan made famous by U-S President Donald Trump faces a disciplinary hearing today.

Justice Bernd Zabel is to appear before an Ontario Judicial Council panel in Toronto to face allegations of judicial misconduct over the 2016 incident.

It's alleged Zabel wore a baseball cap with the slogan “Make America Great Again” in court on November 9th and made comments about the U-S election, his views and those of his judicial colleagues.

Zabel later apologized publicly for his behaviour, calling it a “lapse in judgment.”

If Zabel is found guilty, the panel may impose a number of sanctions or recommend he lose his job.

(The Canadian Press)

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