AL Supreme Court Justice Mike Bolin Faces Ethics Complaints
On Monday, Sanctity of Marriage Alabama filed an ethics complaint with the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) against Alabama Supreme Court Justice Michael “Mike” Bolin of Jefferson County for blatantly disregarding the Canons of Judicial Ethics and failing to disqualify himself from proceedings in the case of Chief Justice Roy Moore. The group also says that all Alabama voters should write-in an honorable attorney in Mike Bolin’s place on Tuesday.
“Justice Bolin has recently recused himself from Moore’s appeal,” said Tom Ford, spokesperson for Sanctity of Marriage Alabama, “however, he failed to do so in May of 2016 where his impartiality was equally questionable. Why the attempt to save face now? No Alabamian can expect a fair trial at the Alabama Supreme Court with acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart and Mike Bolin heading the group.”
In March of 2016, Justice Bolin joined part of Justice Shaw’s opinion condemning Chief Justice Moore. That opinion was used by the Judicial Inquiry Commission and radical Leftists in their crusade to oust Chief Justice Moore. In May of 2016, under seal, even though his opinion in Chief Justice Moore’s case had already been published for the world to see, Justice Bolin failed to disqualify himself from the proceedings. Now, perhaps to save face, Justice Bolin has recused himself from hearing Chief Justice Moore’s appeal. Such chameleonesque behavior is that of a fearful politician, not a consistent, impartial, and fair justice.
“Justice Bolin does not deserve the vote of the people of Alabama on Tuesday,” Tom Ford said. “Conservative voters have been betrayed ever since the day Justice Bolin gave Alabamians and conservatives the cold shoulder by joining the Southern Poverty Law Center in condemning Chief Justice Moore for legally defending the conservative platform. Love or hate Chief Justice Moore, all voters of all parties should be outraged by Justice Bolin’s unethical and political handling of the case.”
“As Justice Bolin is unchallenged on Tuesday, we urge all Alabamians to refuse to give Justice Bolin your vote and write-in an honorable Alabama attorney for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Place No. 1.”