Judge won't step down in case against...

Judge won't step down in case against Whidbey General Hospital's head nurse

There are 1 comment on the Whidbey News-Times story from Dec 3, 2014, titled Judge won't step down in case against Whidbey General Hospital's head nurse. In it, Whidbey News-Times reports that:

Island County District Court Judge Bill Hawkins refused to recuse himself from a criminal case involving his wife's boss, even though the prosecutor asked him to voluntarily step down. Linda Gipson, chief nursing officer at Whidbey General Hospital, appeared in District Court with her attorney Monday afternoon for a hearing on the recusal request.

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Snow Fire

Bellevue, WA

#1 Dec 9, 2014
Hmmmm, Judge's wife works in same building as Gipson.
Judicial Canon 1. "A Judge shall uphold and promote the independence, integrity and impartiality of the Judiciary and shall avoid impropriety and THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPRIETY.

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