And finally… puisne judge

A judge who allegedly sent hundreds of text messages mocking lawyers, jurors and witnesses while overseeing a child murder trial is to be removed from the bench.

Judge Traci Soderstrom, in Oklahoma, speculated about the size of prosecutors’ penises and fawned over a police officer in messages exchanged with a court official during the course of the trial, USA Today reports.

She was also seen checking her Facebook in CCTV footage reviewed by senior judges.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice John Kane IV has recommended the judge’s removal for gross neglect of duty, gross partiality in office and oppression in office among other grounds.

Judge Soderstrom has agreed to a temporary suspension from her duties pending a final decision.

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