New Jersey Judge Reprimanded For Yelling At Woman

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded a Superior Court judge for yelling at a woman and telling her she had “no clue” what it is to be a parent.

The court placed a written letter in Judge Max Baker’s file. Baker was presiding judge of the family division in Atlantic County until he was transferred to the criminal division in July.

The tirade took place on Dec. 31, 2009, when the woman and her estranged husband appeared without lawyers to request restraining orders against each other.

The judge told a judicial review committee that he was “harsh” and had spoken to the woman “in an inappropriate manner.”

Baker said he was “burned out” from his years in family court.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Mike Zerumskas

    What the hell? Judge Judy does this all the time on TV! She yells at people who abuse Welfare as well! Why not tell it like it is??

  • Cathy B

    Burnt out?
    More likely “sucked dry and driven to insanity” by the idiots that populate our family courts.
    Guy deserves a medal for voluntarily exposing himself to the refuse that comes thru that court system every day.

    Snaps for Judge Baker!

  • state engineer

    Judge Max Baker’s had no right but to judge and that it…

  • ang

    Well someone needed to tell her.

  • grumpy

    At a time that we need some “tough” Judges in our Judicial system this happens!
    Go figure…………!

  • Doug Glantz

    Now, will somebody please have a talk with Judge Judy, please.

  • Carolyn

    Depending on what the mother did to be brought to court in the first place, such as, she was not being a parent in the best interest of the child, then she deserved what she got!!!

    • VF

      Amen, Carolyn. Perhaps, the woman doesn’t have a clue what is takes to be a good parent! With the horrors that family court judges see on a daily basis, he is probably far more knowledgeable about who is and isn’t a good parent than the rest of us.

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