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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:54 AM

New Jersey judge who cited alleged rapist's 'good family' in court ruling steps down

Source: USA Today

Andrew J. Goudsward 5 hrs ago

MONMOUTH, N.J. A New Jersey judge facing intense criticism for ruling that a teenage boy accused of rape should not face adult charges in part because he "came from a good family" has agreed to step down, according to a State Supreme Court order issued Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge James G. Troiano, a retired judge who was taking cases on an on-call basis, told the Supreme Court that he did not want to continue serving and would leave the bench effective immediately, according to Chief Justice Stuart Rabner's order.

Troiano has drawn sharp criticism in recent weeks over his decision to bar the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office from bringing adult charges against a boy accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated girl at a party in 2017.

In his ruling, Troiano appeared to give deference to the accused, citing his status as an Eagle Scout and the potentially "devastating effect" adult charges would have on his life. An appellate court last month reversed his decision and rebuked Troiano for his remarks.

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Reply New Jersey judge who cited alleged rapist's 'good family' in court ruling steps down (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 18 OP
Demovictory9 Jul 18 #1
mr_lebowski Jul 18 #2
sakabatou Jul 18 #4
mr_lebowski Jul 18 #5
marble falls Jul 18 #10
rpannier Jul 18 #3
dalton99a Jul 18 #6
wiley Jul 18 #9
ananda Jul 18 #7
Grokenstein Jul 18 #8
marble falls Jul 18 #11
Demonaut Jul 18 #12
BlueIdaho Jul 19 #13

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:55 AM

1. good

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:04 AM

2. Seconded ... nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:29 AM

4. Thirded

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:35 AM

5. Honestly I'm fundamentally against bringing adult charges against people under 18

but I've read a couple more articles about this case, and this Judge was a freaking disgrace in SO MANY ways, not just his argument on why the young man shouldn't face charges as an adult.

SO MUCH of what he did screamed out 'he's bought off by this kids wealthy family' ... I mean, from top to bottom.

And I hate that any serious criminal case, like this, could go to a 'retired on-call judge' ... because they simply do not have the same accountability, and it's a bullshit tactic by the State in general. It's a process ripe for corruption.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:34 AM

10. I'm fundementally against letting them get away with it as juveniles, too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:09 AM

3. My Father is a retired federal judge. Called the guy a disgrace

The rebuke from the appellate court pretty much forced him to resign
Once you have something like that, other judges are wary of any decision you make and are unlikely to give your judgement the benefit of the doubt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:48 AM

6. Corrupt piece of shit

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 07:13 AM

9. Absolutely

This is great news. But we must hound every judge that makes these bullshit decisions across the country!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 04:05 AM

7. Yet Brett Kavanaugh sits on Scotus

@#$&*

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 07:07 AM

8. Step One: Step Down.

Step Two: Step Off Something Very High.

Get to steppin', Judge Creeper.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:35 AM

11. Too bad he keeps his pension.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:54 PM

12. eighties hair, old pic

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:16 AM

13. Another argument for judicial term limits.

Too much power for too long. He should have been done long ago.

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