Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Judge refuses to provide Terp

A Indiana judge is facing possible disciplinary action for refusing to provide an interpreter for a deaf teenager. Last year, Probate Judge Peter Nemeth told his St. Joseph County courtroom that he was denying the request because the woman who made it “hadn’t paid taxes for several years.” Nemeth later reversed his decision after a challenge was made on the basis of ADA law. Nemeth is now accused of violating the judicial code of judicial conduct and has less than three weeks to respond to the charges. Three judges will hold public hearing on the issue