May 25, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Utah judge suspended over Trump comments he made online and in court

President Trump stares into the distance.

President Trump. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A Utah judge has been suspended without pay for 6 months for remarks he made about President Trump in court and online, which he said were intended to be funny, not rude.

The Utah Supreme Court ruled Thursday Judge Michael Kwan had violated the code of conduct several times. The court ruling states: "It is an immutable and universal rule that judges are not as funny as they think they are."

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