A memo to judges: we do not want to see you naked (with the possible exception of the Superhotties of the Federal Judiciary). Please keep your clothes on, Your Honors.
Like Pennsylvania judge Douglas Gummo, 42, who was arrested after he was apparently discovered naked, wrapped in nothing but a bed sheet, trying to access the hotel room (and maybe more?) of a female colleague….
Here are the allegations about Judge Gummo, from the Daily Mail:
District judge Douglas Gummo got drunk then hammered repeatedly on the door of the lady judge he had just met at a legal conference in Pennsylvania.
(Actually, it sounds like His Honor was already hammered.)
Police said the 42-year-old refused to take ‘No’ for an answer and when the frightened woman saw he was attempting to turn the doorknob of her bedroom door she called police.
Gummo was found to be naked under a white hotel bed sheet and was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Given Judge Gummo’s pale complexion, he’d look better in a black robe than a white bedsheet — white would make him look too washed-out.
The ABA Journal reports on possible consequences for Judge Gummo:
Gummo, a former police chief who makes over $82,000 a year in his job as a judge, remains on the bench but has had his caseload assigned to other jurists. It isn’t clear whether he will face a judicial ethics probe over the incident.
A probe? Judge Gummo might like that. Especially if a female partner wielding a gavel is involved.
Huntingdon County judge was drunk, wearing sheet at West Shore convention, police say [Harrisburg Patriot-News]
Half-naked judge caught trying to get into hotel room of female colleague [Daily Mail]
Magistrate Allegedly Tried to Enter Female Jurist’s Conference Hotel Room Wrapped in Bedsheet [ABA Journal]