Alabama Judge Seeking Guidance Over Son's Arrest


By Alabama News Network

The attorney general's staff has told a Montgomery judge that he should step aside from the trial of a major ethics case because the attorney general's office is prosecuting his son on an attempted murder charge.

Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick said during a court hearing Thursday he will seek the advice of the state Judicial Inquiry Commission about whether his continued involvement might create an appearance of bias. Hardwick says he'll also seek advice about what he should do about his other cases from the attorney general's office.

Hardwick is scheduled to preside over the ethics trial of former state education official Deann Stone and her husband. It involves $24 million in grants.

The attorney general's office is prosecuting the judge's son because the Montgomery district attorney stepped aside.

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Mrs. Carter said on Thursday, Jun 19 at 9:34 PM

Shame on you Johnny! Don't you forget where you and your family came from before you was appointed to judge. You was a low budget lawyer in a small crappy office downtown that love Chris hotdog like all the other nasty white folk. Now you know your child have done wrong here on when the good lord come are you going to accept his sins then too! Move aside son and let your son be a man an accept the faith he places before his self! That what wrong with black folk .... get a better job with money get the big head! Bigger home ... eating out and newer model car and now you think that your child is better....not! No matter how many favor you pull it want save your child! You think you are the only black judge last I check the building saided Prices! So hopefully your son want get his salad toss!

L.B.Harris said on Friday, Jun 20 at 8:21 AM

I have just become aware of this situation. I have had some personal dealings with the Hardwick family back in the day. I know this child/young has been raised in loving christian home. Of course parents are going to do what they can for their children and yes if we could accept their sins, we would.Anythng can happen to any family at anytime. It's just their season. The nasty comments that were left by Mrs. Carter were not called for, because God is the ultimate judge, no matter what the sentence here on earth. We don't need to sling mudd, we need to pray for each other and I pray for the Hardwick family and all others in need, especially you Mrs. Carter. How people accept what God has blessed them with is between them and God, the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Amen.

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