This is a story I've been following over at Gort 42's excellent blog covering the Wilkes-Barre, northeastern PA area. County Judge Ann Lokuta is on trial before the Court of Judicial Discipline over complaints about her conduct. There's nothing like seeing an arrogant, abusive Judge go on trial for their overblown egos and inexcusable conduct. I know a few others who could qualify for similar review.
Former employees for the Judge testified about her behavior at work and one even revealed she was required to baby sit for Lokuta's mother on County time. Tales about assigning impossible work deadlines, abusive insults and criticism when those deadlines weren't met and accusations of insubordination when the employees attempted to defend themselves against baseless criticism permeated the hearing. Susan Weber testified:
"If you tried to defend yourself, you were insubordinate and you would get screamed at for that. The abuse was so intense and relentless and persistent," she said. "I felt that I had to let somebody know what was going on."
I'm so glad to see an abusive Judge getting her due.