It was a memorable way to open a manslaughter case: All together now, the judge said, "Gooooo Seahawks!" Leading a courtroom cheer was Pierce County

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Another Seahawks Injustice

Judge admonished for courtroom cheer.

It was a memorable way to open a manslaughter case: All together now, the judge said, "Gooooo Seahawks!" Leading a courtroom cheer was Pierce County Superior Court Judge Beverly Grant's way of easing tension on the Friday before Super Bowl Sunday this year. The attorneys then proceeded with their opening statements, though they could hardly top the judge's. Grant later apologized - and reportedly was just as sorry the Seahawks lost to the Steelers. Today she was admonished for her poor taste by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct. Two other judges were also disciplined: Spokane Superior Court Judge Robert Austin was admonished for indicating to a jury they had reached the wrong verdict and had failed mother justice, and Tacoma Municipal Court Judge David Ladenburg was admonished for telling a Muslim woman to remove her religious head covering or leave the courtroom. He's sorry and says he gets it now.

 
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