Alabama judge is removed from the bench after calling colleagues names, complaint says

A black Alabama judge has been removed from the bench after reportedly referring to colleagues as ‘Uncle Tom,’ ‘fats b****’ and a ‘heifer,’ based on a complaint.

Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton, 44, was additionally ordered to pay the value of the continuing after a complaint was filed in May saying she made ‘inappropriate feedback’ to 2 judges and two staff.

The judge, who is married and has one daughter, reportedly known as one judge ‘Uncle Tom’ one other a ‘fats b****,’ and an worker a ‘heifer.’ She additionally purportedly named-called one other worker, however the particular time period she used was not revealed in court docket paperwork. 

The former judge additionally reportedly stalked litigants throughout court docket circumstances and messaged witnesses to delete proof. She allegedly created pretend aliases on Facebook to contact litigants to affect their testimony. 


The court docket paperwork mentioned Blocton had ‘a sample of abuse’ towards employees and that she allegedly tried to cowl up her abuse by forcing staff to let her see their non-public cellphones and work logins so proof might be deleted.  

Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton has been removed from the bench and ordered to pay the cost of the proceedings after a nine-judge panel alleviated her from her duties

Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton has been removed from the bench and ordered to pay the value of the proceedings after a nine-judge panel alleviated her from her duties

Court documents said she called two judges an 'Uncle Tom' and a 'fat b****' and an employee a 'heifer'

Court paperwork mentioned she known as two judges an ‘Uncle Tom’ and a ‘fats b****’ and an worker a ‘heifer’

The judge also reportedly made her employees work 'excessive' hours to 'intimidate them' and made them give her their personal cellphones and work logins so she could delete evidence after a complaint was filed in May

The judge additionally reportedly made her staff work ‘extreme’ hours to ‘intimidate them’ and made them give her their private cellphones and work logins so she might delete proof after a complaint was filed in May 


‘Judge Blocton additionally ordered staff to permit her to see their non-public cellphones in order that info that may be related to the Commission’s investigation might be deleted and he or she instructed them to supply to her their non-public login info to their work computer systems,’ the court document of the panel’s choice learn. 

It was additionally reported that she made her staff work ‘extreme, unproductive, and pointless’ hours to ‘intimidate them.’ 

‘Additionally, Judge Blocton made her staff work unreasonable hours, together with extreme, unproductive, and pointless late nights and weekends, and he or she made repeated threats to fireplace staff in an try to intimidate them,’ the complaint states.

The doc additionally mentioned Blocton used ‘Facebook aliases’ to contact litigants immediately all through her circumstances, the place she allegedly requested potential witnesses to delete proof to affect testimony. 


‘This habits included Judge Blocton’s use of Facebook aliases to speak immediately with litigants and to supply info to litigants in circumstances, asking potential witnesses to delete proof related to the Commission’s investigation, and trying to affect the testimony of witnesses (or potential witnesses) on this matter,’ the doc says. 

A complaint in opposition to her particulars alleged aliases ‘Linda Schneider,’ ‘Camellia Williams,’ and ‘Jennifer Foster’ that had been used from August 2020 to focus on two individuals in a divorce case she was dealing with. 

The complaint provides: ‘These communications are voluminous, include a whole lot of pages of conversations, and comprise confidential info that might solely be identified by Judge Blocton or somebody appearing in her route.’

Beginning final August, both Blocton or somebody engaged on her behalf used pretend Facebook accounts to harass a litigant who complained about her habits, based on the costs. 

One of the messages mentioned: ‘Because you may have prophesied when I didn’t ship you, and since you triggered my individuals to imagine in a lie, you and your descendants might be punished,’ the May complaint mentioned.

Another is mentioned to have learn: ‘False Prophet How Much is Your White Judge Paying You.’ 

Blocton is additionally mentioned to have ‘disfavored’ sure attorneys and confirmed indicators of drug use.

It additionally alleges Blocton has been beneath the affect of treatment in her chambers that triggered erratic habits and that she made staffers take fat burners to ‘pep’ them up after lengthy nights at work. 

She is mentioned to have prescription drugs together with Phentermine. The complaint provides: ‘These drugs created behavioral modifications in Judge Blocton whereas she was performing her judicial duties, together with however not restricted to, turning into hyper-talkative and hyper-somnolent… exhibiting paranoid habits… and expressing a perception that the fee or somebody at its route is ”going to kill her.”’

‘Judge Blocton has additionally constantly stayed at the courthouse in a single day, presumably attempting to work, and has informed others that she doesn’t sleep for days at a time.’ 

Anthony denied that Blocton abused medicine or pressured anybody to take treatment. She had a delay on her docket due to COVID-19 and is coping with the deaths of her father and grandfather, her lawyer mentioned.

Blocton, left, swore in Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, right

Blocton, left, swore in Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, proper 

The nine-judge panel additionally determined that Blocton violated eight canons of judicial ethic, together with ‘failure to uphold integrity,’ ‘decorum’ and ‘engaged in a sample of dishonesty and deception.’ 

Blocton is reportedly weighing her choices, along with her legal professional Emory Anthony telling Law and Crime: ‘We had been attempting to maintain her on the bench, and we had been disillusioned they removed her from the bench.’ 

‘If the complaint wasn’t a authorized doc, it will be a libel lawsuit,’ Anthony had beforehand mentioned. 

‘Usually, I would not make a press release when dealing the Judicial Inquiry Commission, however these allegations are so embarrassing. 

‘We hope at the correct time we´ll have the proper to defend these allegations and present that they´re not true. This is simply out of left area.’ reached out to Blocton’s lawyer.  

The nine-judge panel said she had 'a pattern of abuse' and used 'Facebook aliases' to contact litigants to delete evidence to influence testimony

The nine-judge panel mentioned she had ‘a sample of abuse’ and used ‘Facebook aliases’ to contact litigants to delete proof to affect testimony 

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