West Virginia Judge Suspended After 24 Violations of State’s Judicial Ethics Rules

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 03/30/13 04:30PM

Family Court Judge William Watkins III has got a pretty bad temper. He's been known to yell at litigants in his courtroom, as well as on one occasion, calling a woman seeking a protective order "stupid." After word came out about the incident, Watkins told the woman to shut up and stop "shooting off [her] fat mouth about what happened." Unfortunately for Watkins, that temper has landed him with a suspension that will last the rest of his term.