Judge Judith Hawkins Could Be Removed From The Bench For Selling Religious Materials In The Courthouse.
It's alleged that Judge Judith Hawkins, attempted to sell her ministry’s books and other items, to lawyers appearing in front of her.
A Leon County judge is facing the possibility of being removed from the bench. Florida's Supreme Court has asked Judge Judith Hawkins to show why removal isn't an appropriate sanction in her case.
A panel in January found Hawkins violated judicial standards by selling religious materials in the courthouse. The panel also found she destroyed evidence and refused to cooperate with investigators. That panel recommended a public reprimand, a three-month suspension with pay and a $17,000 fine. The court now says Hawkins has to respond before August 14th to explain why she should keep her job.