Public reprimand for Tennessee judge

A circuit court judge in Tennessee's third district has received a public censure and public reprimand from the Tennessee board of judicial conduct.

According to the board, Judge John Wilson's censure was for conduct during a 2011 deposition that was "intemperate, argumentative, disruptive and not in conformity with acceptable judicial conduct."

Wilson's reprimand is the result of an improper hearing and decision in a parenting case that took place outside the courtroom.

Wilson must appear before the board at its august meeting.

The third judicial district serves Greene, Hamblen, Hancock and Hawkins counties.

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