Friday, February 15, 2008

Judge Henry L. Lackey -- What of His Conduct?

Judge Henry L. Lackey, a member of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, has engaged in conduct some might say is outrageous. He seems to have violated the Mississippi Rules of Judicial Conduct -- see Canons 1, 2 and 3. He has violated the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct -- See RPC 8.3 and 8.4. He has taken advantage of a friend who appears to have been in significant manic emotional difficulty. He has ruined his friend's life, rather than helping him. And he has clearly violated long standing constitutional principles which separate the judicial function from the prosecutorial funcion. See Wikiscruggs, Judge Henry L. Lackey.

We cannot have a functioning judicial system based upon the rule of law when the judges of the system fail to do their duty and actually become prosecutorial agents of the executive branch.