In the Matter of Magistrate Gordon Blackwell Johnson. 27721

SC Judicial Department:

The South Carolina Supreme Court suspended a Magistrate Judge for 45 days for engaging in a brawl with another man at a community event.

The court found that the Judge had violated several canons of the code of judicial ethics including Canon 1 (high standards of conduct); Canon 2 (failure to respect and comply with the law) and Section A of Canon 4 (Judge shall conduct all extra-judicial activities so that they do not demean the office).

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