For Spook: Harland Hale Steps Down
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“animis opibusque parati”
Since: Oct 12
#1 May 9, 2013
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....
“Tenured Marxist Radical”
Since: Jan 13
#2 May 9, 2013
#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.
#4 May 9, 2013
Thanks tip, best news all day.
#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.
#6 May 10, 2013
nothing else they could have done.
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