The press presents it as judge "beating" investigation of misconduct.
Yet, there can be also a criminal investigation, and an attorney disciplinary investigation - yet, there are no reports of either.
Instead of an attorney disciplinary prosecution against former Judge Walter Smith, a retaliatory prosecution is under way of attorney-whistleblower Ty Clevenger who
- obtained and published sworn testimony of Judge Walter Smith's victim,
- brought about the first investigation of Walter Smith, and
- insisted on re-opening and speeding up the investigation when Walter Smith received just a slapped on the wrist.
And, the press playfully calls this sexual predator a "wayward" former judge.
"Wayward", "beats", a coy picture of the sexual predator with a schoolgirl posture...
What is going on? Are we now glorifying sexual crimes against women?
"Wayward" is socially inacceptable - but not necessarily illegal.
So, the press is afraid to call a sexual predator a sexual predator even when a sworn testimony of his victim is available?
So, a new law emerges in this country - sex crimes are prohibited, unless you are a judge and you resign quickly before you can be disciplined.
And no, Judge Walter Smith is not a "wayward" former judge who "beat" his own prosecution by resigning in time.
Here is the sworn testimony of Judge Walter Smith's victim describing, in detail, how not only Judge Smith was trying to pressure her into sex, ordered her supervisor to disappear so that the judge could have time alone with her, even though she previously asked the supervisor for protection against the judge's unwanted attentions, but also how Judge Smith's law clerk was pressuring her into retracting on her claims that Judge Smith engaged in sexual misconduct towards her.
Former Judge Smith is not a "wayward" individual with a coy-girl look who "beat" some kind of puny investigation.
He is a sexual predator who needs to be brought to justice, if the judiciary wants to expect any respect to its integrity at all.