An Alabama judge who called his coworkers "Uncle Tom" has been removed from the bench.
"Uncle Tom" and "heifer" are words that an Alabama judge used to describe her fellow jurors. She also allegedly put her finger on the scales in domestic cases and called them "heifers."
A nine-judge panel found that Nakita Blocton, of Jefferson County, Ala., had a history of "inappropriate comments" and, when it came to her staff, a "pattern of abuse."
It also said that she made her subordinates work too many, unproductive, and unnecessarily long nights and weekends, according to a Dec. 10 decision from the panel.
She tried to cover up when the state Judicial Inquiry Commission was looking into her actions, so she asked her employees to let her see their private phones so that information that might be relevant to the investigation could be deleted, the judge said in court.
When Blocton was a circuit judge in the Birmingham court's domestic-relations division, he also used fake Facebook accounts "to communicate with litigants in a pending domestic-relations case in an effort to influence how the case would turn out," the judge said.
Threatened one person in a divorce case and told another what to do through fake accounts, the complaint says.
a "false prophet." In the letter, she asked: "How much money is your white judge giving you?" A person says, "The Devil is watching you."
If you read the complaint, it says that she used fake accounts to "friend" divorce lawyers and even leaked information about other judges.
One of her lawyers told Above the Law that her goal was to keep her on the bench. "We were disappointed that they took her off the bench."