Judge John Steensland charged with 60 Ethics Violations in Alabama



Retired District Court Judge John Steensland Jr. is set to stand trial after being accused of 60 separate violations of the Alabama Canon of Judicial Ethics by the Judicial Inquiry Commission.

The Judiciary Inquiry Commission has accused Steensland of cursing in court, ridiculing people who appeared before him, and placing a woman in jail even though she had no arrest warrant.

Steensland had sought a delay on grounds that the Judicial Inquiry Commission is reviewing additional complaints against him that could trigger more charges. 

The commission opposed a delay because more than 20 witnesses have been subpoenaed for next week’s trial.


Dothan Eagle

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