A justice of the peace in Texas has been removed from her position when it was revealed she was sexting and popping pills while sitting on the bench!
The Houston Chronicle reported:
Texas high court suspends Harris Co. justice of peace after sex, pill-popping admissions
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday issued an order to suspend Harris County Justice of the Peace Hilary Green from office immediately based on allegations that she illegally abused prescription drugs, sent sexually explicit texts to a bailiff while on the bench and paid for sex.
The state supreme court had been asked to take the unusual emergency action by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which in May presented a 316-page document in support of an immediate suspension. That document summarized evidence it had collected in its own investigations of previously secret complaints made against Green from 2012 to 2015.
It’s the first time any Texas judge has received a temporary suspension in at least a decade in a contested matter, the commission says.
The commission alleged that in its own closed proceedings, Green already had admitted to many allegations against her, including illegally obtaining prescription drugs and using marijuana and Ecstasy while she was presiding over low-level drug possession cases involving juveniles in her south Houston courtroom. As a justice of the peace for Harris County Precinct 7, Place 1, Green handles thousands of low-level criminal and civil matters a year, including traffic tickets and evictions.
Lets hope they don’t have to retry all of her cases. What a mess!