Georgia voters approved an amendment to dismantle the state’s independent judicial watchdog agency, letting state lawmakers recreate the agency and exert control over it.
The Judicial Qualifications Commission was created in 1972 to investigate and resolve complaints of ethical misconduct by judges. In the past decade, the commission’s actions have resulted in more than 60 judges leaving the bench. They include judges accused of sexual harassment and one who pointed a gun at people in court. [Read Full Article]