Judge Frank Leanza admitted during a disciplinary hearing last week he shouldn't have labeled a landlord's excuses for ignoring summonses "a lot of bullshit" but says he was just overly frustrated with the man he characterized as a "slumlord" who for years ignored fines and orders to fix his apartment buildings. Leanza's lawyer said that even a light amount of discipline would be untoward, given the landlord's alleged disregard for the process of law and manipulation of the legal system.
N.J. Judge Faces Discipline for Disparaging Remark on the Bench
New Jersey Law Journal
September 12, 2007