Judge Lynda Van Davis Resigns from Criminal Court

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 in Courts, Local Issues

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Criminal District Court Judge, Lynda Van Davis–who had recently come under scrutiny for frequent absences from the bench and an overflowing docket–announced yeseterday that she will be resigning.

Van Davis was the subject of a number of local investigative news reports after she missed more than the maximum number of days that the Supreme Court would provide her with a substitute judge.

Sources also indicate that Van Davis spent up to a month on an Egyptian vacation and spent more than $36,000 in taxpayer money on trips allegedly intended to enhance her legal education.

After announcing her resignation, Van Davis attributed the decision to her upcoming wedding–not her questionable tenure on the bench.

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