No Shirt, No Shame: Detroit Judge Under Investigation After Sending Near Naked Picture To Female Bailiff

Detroit’s Third Circuit Judge Wade McCree is at the center of a Weiner-like controversy after sending a nearly naked picture of himself to his bailiff. It certainly produced a passionate response . . . from her husband who has filed a judicial complaint. McCree however appears unapologetic and notes that he did not send the photo to any other married woman — a curious claim of mitigation. When confronted over the photo, McGree responded “I’ve got no shame in my game.”

McCree did not deny the photo, stating when asked “Hot dog, yep that’s me. I’ve got no shame in my game. I ain’t talking to nobody else’s wife. You can almost get that here and now.” He added “I’ve sent that out to other women. There’s nothing nude about it. I’m in no more clothes than I’ll be at the Y this afternoon when I swim my mile.”
Okay, I am now more concerned with his sanity and the propriety.

The fact that this was a court employee creates an obvious sanctionable violation of judicial ethics (as well as an unsolicited revealing photo to a woman). Let start with Canon 1:

A Judge Should Uphold the Integrity and Independence of the Judiciary
An independent and honorable judiciary is indispensable to justice in our society. A judge should participate in establishing, maintaining, and enforcing, and should personally observe, high standards of conduct so that the integrity and independence of the judiciary may be preserved. . . . The provisions of this code should be construed and applied to further those objectives.

Then there is Canon 2:

A Judge Should Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in
All Activities
A. Public confidence in the judiciary is eroded by irresponsible or improper conduct by judges. A judge must avoid all impropriety and appearance of impropriety. A judge must expect to be the subject of constant public scrutiny. A judge must therefore accept restrictions on conduct that might be viewed as burdensome by the ordinary citizen and should do so freely and willingly.

Since few people besides Anthony Weiner would send such a photo, the judge fell a bit off this mark.

McCree’s name may seem familiar for some lawyers. His father, Wade H. McCree Jr., was solicitor general to Jimmy Carter and the first African-American judge to be appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He, however, tended to keep his robes on.

McCree is a graduate from the University of Michigan (B.A.) and Stanford Law School (J.D.).

By the way, McCree is reportedly an expert on sexual misconduct cases.

Source: Daily Mail

53 thoughts on “No Shirt, No Shame: Detroit Judge Under Investigation After Sending Near Naked Picture To Female Bailiff”

  1. “But if grasshoppers tasted like lobster? I’d be out in the yard right now with a cup of drawn butter.” Gene H.
    Bake (or nuke) eggplant until it is very soft. Let it cool and spoon out eggplant from its skin. Add fresh pressed garlic, olive
    oil,lemon juice, cilantro/corriander, onions,roasted red peppers (from jar). Chop and add fresh locusts or (grasshoppers* if you have any) Serve with dental floss**to get those nasty pieces from dangling.

    When you serve it to your guests, be sure to tell them all about the history of this recipe***. This curiosity will add to
    their appetite, and to your “image” as a messy gourmet.

    * A word of caution regarding the use of fresh locusts. When you bring Kumba for your friend’s potluck dinner,
    please remember that the locusts should not be so fresh that they crawl out of the bowl, fly around the house and
    eat all of your friend’s houseplants. The plants can be replaced, but trying to mend the friendship after that kind of
    faux pax can really be a challenge.
    **On the side!
    ***AFTER they take a bite.
    from Messy Gourmet

  2. 1) How did such a chucklehead get to be a judge? Clearly the man is a fool.

    2) Are the special protections from assault afforded to judges and police etc still applicable in a case like this where it would normally be fairly defensible for the husband to go break his nose?

  3. mmmm

    Tasty, tasty insects. Actually, they only belong to the same phylum as insects: arthropoda. Crustaceans have their own sub-phylum (crustacea) as do insects (hexapoda), spiders and scorpions (chelicerata) and centipedes/millipedes (myriapoda). But if grasshoppers tasted like lobster? I’d be out in the yard right now with a cup of drawn butter.

  4. BLECH! Do you realize that lobsters are insects? Do you like to eat bugs?
    apparently I love to eat insects!

  5. If I were a bailiff would be offended to receive such a photo from the judge.

    Given his obvious narcissism, I’d drop him from my list of casual acquaintances I like to spend time with.

  6. Wootsy,

    BLECH! Do you realize that lobsters are insects? Do you like to eat bugs?

  7. “Would you like to go out for dinner?” is as much a proposition
    “Would you like to go out for dinner?” means “Would you like to go out for dinner?” and if accompanied by a picture of a lobster or other tasty fare is a delightful invitation to DINE……..

    “EAT ME?” is a proposition frequently inferred by the cowardly sending of a nekkid picture… perverts if sent to someone not already an intimate…

    and besides….BLECH!

  8. Bron, Think the same joke about med school applies to law, What do they call the person who graduated last fronm med school? A doctor.
    Smart and common sense are often mutually exclusive.

  9. At last I understand the desire/urge to throw custard pies in a person’s face.

  10. Matt Johnson 1, April 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Depends on what you mean by judicial.
    Here is the real photo of the judge before the photoshopped it.

  11. Bottom line,

    Are the judges (Esq.) worth what they purport to be or not? Or they all just a bunch of hypocrites?

  12. Mespo,

    Damn near every judge that I know is a narcissist……
    But not a narcissist are judges….. Well maybe they think they are…..

  13. Any dual relationship where one person is subordinate to another is inapproprate. In some professions it can get one’s license to practice sent to File 13. Agree with Gene and Gyges on intent. It is the offer that is problematical, not what one or the other parties thinks the end game might be.

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