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The controversial career of Judge Timothy Ellender ended in 2015, but its effects will remain through at least one retrial. The Supreme Court recently reversed a jury medical malpractice defense verdict on finding that Judge Ellender's "bizarre and disturbing behavior" during the trial resulted in a "miscarriage of justice."
Judge Ellender gained national attention for past conduct which once landed a six month suspension for wearing blackface, handcuffs and a jail jumpsuit to a halloween party and another suspension for comments made to a victim of domestic abuse at the hearing on her request for a temporary restraining order.
Posted: June 27, 2016