Poll: The judge’s computer
November 29, 2012 5:06PM
Updated: November 29, 2012 5:07PM
A Will County judge, Joseph C. Polito, 69, of Joliet, was charged in July by the Judicial Inquiry Board with two counts of violating the judicial code after an article revealed he regularly looked at pornographic websites during work hours at the courthouse.
He admits the first charge, that his actions “brought the judicial office into disrepute,” but denies the second, that he had not conducted “himself in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.”
The courts commission, which will issue a written ruling at a later date, could discipline him with anything from a reprimand to termination. Should a judge be fired for looking at pornography on his courthouse computer?