The New York judge who sparked an uproar when she helped a defendant escape arrest through a back exit of the courthouse should be removed from the bench, the Commission on Judicial Conduct ruled Tuesday, in one of its most contentious decisions on record. The majority of the commission concluded that Justice Laura D. Blackburne's "devious maneuver" -- decried at the time by the police department and the press -- "transcended the boundaries of acceptable judicial behavior."
Removal Recommended for Judge Who Helped Defendant Escape
New York Law Journal
November 28, 2005