As the article shows, there are still those whose mindsets that are best left in the ’30s and ’40s. The fact he worked at the EEOC on behalf of women is as scary as Justice Clarence Thomas tenure at that same agency.
A now-retired New Hampshire judge has been reprimanded for linking the proliferation of women lawyers to a worsening public regard for the legal profession. Judge John Lewis of Strafford County says he was making a point about sexism in society in his off-the-cuff remarks during a July 2013 meeting with public defenders. Lewis, 67, retired from his position as a supervisory judge in Dover in September after complaints by some who attended the meeting. The Associated Press, WMUR, the Eagle-Tribune and the New Hampshire Union Leader have stories. The New Hampshire Judicial Conduct Committee released the reprimand (PDF) last week. According to public defenders interviewed by the committee, Lewis said the legal profession risks losing respect because so many more women are becoming lawyers. In Russia, Lewis reportedly said, doctors are not respected because medicine isâ€¦