A Wilkinson County judge who in 2007 attempted to strip custody of a 7-year old girl from a lesbian because he believed homosexuality is immoral recently resigned after an ethics probe was opened to look into allegations he “allowed the prestige of his office to advance his private interests.”
Superior Court Judge John Lee Parrott, 63, of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit turned in his notice of resignation to Gov. Nathan Deal on May 19; it was effective immediately. Parrott served 24 years on the bench.
Story here. If you’ve been reading, you’ll note that this is one in a veritable string of Georgia judges who have decided to quickly retired in the fact an ethics probe.
I’ve been getting some feedback from people in Georgia about my blog, and the issues they have had down there with certain judges. I must say these are interesting times…