Skip to comments.Bad Reviews, Shaky Mental Health Not Expected to Keep Judge Off the Bench
Posted on 10/19/2012 7:55:31 AM PDT by PBRCat
[A] Cook County judge deemed legally insane will likely be re-elected.
Judge Cynthia Brim still collects her regular paycheck seven months after her suspension from the bench for erratic behavior.
Despite the bad publicity, voters will likely give her another six years on the bench.
Brim was admitted to practice in 1983. From 1984 to 1991, she worked for Mayor Harold Washington and later under Mayor Richard M. Daley and Roland Burris.
Most [lawyers] indicated a lack of confidence in her legal abilities, even though her cases are generally non-complex . . . her rulings are unpredictable and delayed. . . . consistently negative reports about Brims judicial performance and her arrest in downtown Chicago raise serious questions about whether she can remain effective on the bench.
On March 9, at the Chicago Daley Center courthouse miles from the suburban courthouse where she worked, Brim allegedly threw a set of keys and shoved a sheriffs deputy before officers handcuffed her and took her to a holding cell.
She was charged with misdemeanor battery. [A] panel of supervising judges suspended her indefinitely.
[S]he was examined by a court-appointed psychiatrist who believes shes presently mentally fit with medication but opined she was legally insane at the time of the reported skirmish.
Brim made comments in court that were racial in nature, accusing police officers of ticketing only black and Hispanic drivers. She also accused police officers of conspiring to get her fired.
Another source said she recited her parents names, the address of her church and her license plate number and walked around the courtroom, complaining she had been run out of her last assignment.
Despite her past, Brim will nevertheless receive the full support of the Democratic Party in the upcoming election said Cook County party head Joe Berrios.
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Looks to me that she is perfectly fit for the sewer called Chicago.
A Mentally ill unfit juge in Chicago? I don't see the problem here.
Wow, this woman is a loon. A loon, and an incompetent judge. Man, I’d hate to be the poor SOB who has to go before her bench.
Cook County is America’s North Korea. It’s as bad as a third world country here.
A mentally unfit judge in Cook County, that’s news?
No, but it will make a great story on the 7th. Cook County Democrats elect mentally incompetent judge.
What’s the problem? Half the judges in the country are insane.
she is also perfect fit for BHusseinO’s next appointment to the US Supreme Court