For Spook: Harland Hale Steps Down

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Since: Oct 12

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#1 May 9, 2013
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local...

Embattled Franklin County Municipal Judge Harland H. Hale announced today that he will retire on May 24 after a decade on the bench.

The announcement comes one week after the Ohio Supreme Court disciplinary counsel filed a complaint against Hale, accusing him of violating the code of judicial conduct by dismissing a traffic ticket against the lawyer who was defending him against state and federal lawsuits related to sexual-harassment complaints.

In a letter he addressed to the “citizens of Franklin County” and supplied to The Dispatch, Hale said he has “decided to finish my professional life in the practice of law, hence I will not run for judge again.

“I have given notice to the governor today that I am retiring from the bench effective Friday, May 24. Having been elected twice, I appreciate the confidence placed in me by the people of Franklin County. It has been a privilege to preside over cases presented by the very able members of the Franklin County Bar. I look forward to rejoining their ranks.”

The letter makes no mention of the controversy that has swirled around Hale, the court’s environmental judge....

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Since: Jan 13

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#2 May 9, 2013
Disbar
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#3 May 9, 2013
Yank his retirement .. ... better yet put a rope around his neck over a strong tree limb and yank it slowly so the fat nazi bastard suffers.
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#4 May 9, 2013
-tip- wrote:
http://www.dispatch.com/conten t/stories/local/2013/05/09/jud ge-harland-hale-steps-down.htm l
Embattled Franklin County Municipal Judge Harland H. Hale announced today that he will retire on May 24 after a decade on the bench.
The announcement comes one week after the Ohio Supreme Court disciplinary counsel filed a complaint against Hale, accusing him of violating the code of judicial conduct by dismissing a traffic ticket against the lawyer who was defending him against state and federal lawsuits related to sexual-harassment complaints.
In a letter he addressed to the “citizens of Franklin County” and supplied to The Dispatch, Hale said he has “decided to finish my professional life in the practice of law, hence I will not run for judge again.
“I have given notice to the governor today that I am retiring from the bench effective Friday, May 24. Having been elected twice, I appreciate the confidence placed in me by the people of Franklin County. It has been a privilege to preside over cases presented by the very able members of the Franklin County Bar. I look forward to rejoining their ranks.”
The letter makes no mention of the controversy that has swirled around Hale, the court’s environmental judge....
Thanks tip, best news all day.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#5 May 10, 2013
I consider Harland a friend - and more than just an acquaintance. Harland is a good guy. Funny as hell and he knows his stuff. I genuinely like the guy.

That said, dismissing a traffic ticket is no big deal but being in the news 3 times is very very bad PR. public perception calls for pulling the plug. nothing else I could have done given the fact that Harland has been a frequent flyer of late.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#6 May 10, 2013
nothing else they could have done.

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