Comments made by Arkansas judge online investigated

03/06/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Arkansas – Postings made online by an Arkansas judge deemed by critics as inappropriate are being investigated by the state’s Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Circuit Judge Mike Maggio admitted on Wednesday that he posted comments some have labeled racist and sexist among other things, on a Louisiana State University fan message board online. Maggio reportedly posted the comments under a pseudonym.

Maggio is quoted by the AP as saying in his statement, “I take full responsibility for the comments that have been attributed to me… I apologize deeply for my lapse in personal judgment and for that, I have no excuse. The comments posted were not acceptable. These comments are not a reflection of who I am.”

In addition to releasing the statement, the judge also ended his campaign seeking an Arkansas Court of Appeals seat.

Maggio’s term as a 20th Judicial District judge is set to expire at the end of the year.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Arkansas Legal News

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