Judge not, lest ye be judged.
Richard C Cooke funded his own election campaign ($660k) to win an uncontested Cook County judgeship last year. Since then, he’s refused to work in traffic court where judges usually start (even those with hugely successful legal careers). Instead Cook County is paying him his regular $200k salary to preside over weddings in the basement of the courthouse. Obviously, a bunch of other judges are pissed and are trying to do something about it. | learn more