Jefferson County judge removed from bench for behavior

Trial Gavel Sentence

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama judge who handles domestic relations cases has been removed from office after being accused of inappropriate behavior.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary on Friday issued the order removing Nakita Blocton from her position as a circuit judge in Jefferson County.

The panel said Blocton made derogatory comments about staff and other judges and used fake social media accounts to communicate with people in a case.

The court ruled Blocton had demonstrated a pattern of inappropriate behavior and comments as well as a pattern of deception and dishonesty. Blocton’s attorney, Emory Anthony, told Friday that Blocton could choose to appeal the ruling.

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