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Judge Accused Of Helping
Immigrant Escape Ice Through
Court Back Door Sees Pay
and Benefits Restored

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Posted By: M2, 8/14/2019 7:26:10 AM

Massachusetts judge who was suspended in April over allegations she helped an immigrant escape immigration authorities by sneaking him out a courthouse back door is set to have her pay restored, as her own case continues to play out in court. On Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Court said it had revised an April order stripping Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph of her pay and benefits, allowing the judge to return to the payroll while her case continues. The high court refused, however, to allow the judge to return to work on administrative duties. As Newsweek had reported in December, Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 8/14/2019 7:44:22 AM (No. 151744)
Strip her of her licensee, so she can never practice law again
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jacksin5 8/14/2019 7:49:41 AM (No. 151748)
Money for nothing, and your checks for free. Nice work, if you can get it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hoosierblue 8/14/2019 8:03:11 AM (No. 151759)
The lawyers and judges sure cover their own.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232 8/14/2019 8:03:15 AM (No. 151760)
It shouldnt take this long to come to a decision. For non-public sector employees, the decision to fire or keep is made in minutes or days. Any delays are due to crossing t's and dotting i's.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LooseCannon 8/14/2019 8:09:12 AM (No. 151762)
Her defense lawyers' argument that she has essentially been denied the protection of "innocent until proven guilty" is legitimate, I guess, but as someone else here has said, the problem is the long delay between the charge and adjudication.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 8/14/2019 8:17:06 AM (No. 151772)
This is what "justice" looks like in a one-party (Democrat) state.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MSUDoc 8/14/2019 8:26:08 AM (No. 151777)
Megalomaniac judge fancies herself as some sort of modern Harriet Tubman.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bubby 8/14/2019 8:28:46 AM (No. 151782)
My guess is that they are getting ready for a not guilty verdict. Remember it is Massachusetts who gave us Fauxcahontas and Ed Markey!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: tom7 8/14/2019 8:48:29 AM (No. 151812)
Now that is a sweet deal - commit a criminal offense and you are granted unlimited paid vacation! Wow! How cool! I'm ready to sign up for that deal!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/14/2019 8:53:08 AM (No. 151818)
This judge, along with another court officer, are both on tape discussing how to best exit the defendant so he evades ICE. WHAT'S TO DECIDE? Isn't ANYBODY interested in dispensing justice anymore?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: fayebeck 8/14/2019 9:22:55 AM (No. 151869)
More "winning".
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2019 11:02:59 AM (No. 152022)
Bad idea, but the crooked leftists take care of their own.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: kono 8/14/2019 12:01:09 PM (No. 152087)
There is a major difference between not proactively helping the feds, and proactively thwarting them.
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