Judge Charged with Misconduct for Letter to Newspaper

Superior Court Judge Ernest Murphy recently made a little bit of history by winning a $2 million defamation judgment against the Boston Herald after that paper made him a national scandal in an article. The article claimed (and the judge denied) that the judge had said that a 14-year-old rape victim should “get over it.” Now, Murphy is in trouble after he wrote letters to the newspaper, including one on Superior Court letterhead. He now face disciplinary actions for an alleged violation of judicial ethics. For the full article, click here