A state panel has disciplined a Washington judge who ordered cheers in court for the Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks before issuing a manslaughter sentence. Judge Beverly Grant asked about 100 people to say "Go Seahawks" before taking their seats, then repeated the request after being dissatisfied with the low volume of the response. That same day, Grant sentenced a defendant to 13 1/2 years for a shooting death. She later apologized for the cheer and filed the formal conduct complaint against herself.
Panel Admonishes Wash. Judge Who Urged Courtroom to Say 'Go Seahawks'
The Associated Press
August 10, 2006
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