April 16, 2015 7:00 am -


And a congresswoman is not happy.

A misdemeanor charge against a federal judge accused of beating his wife in an Atlanta hotel room in August 2014 has been dropped, a court official said on Tuesday, prompting an angry reaction from a U.S. congresswoman who has called for his dismissal.

The allegations against Alabama-based U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller, which came amid a furor over the National Football League’s perceived lenient treatment of players accused or convicted of domestic violence, triggered a judicial inquiry and calls for his removal from the bench.

Fuller, who was stripped of his docket following the incident, has said through his attorney that he hopes to return to his job.

U.S. Congressman Terri Sewell, an Alabama Democrat, said on Tuesday that the April 2 dismissal of the battery charge and its expungement from Fuller’s record after his completion of a six-month domestic violence program sends the wrong message to perpetrators.

“I am deeply disturbed that the charges against Judge Mark Fuller have been dismissed,” Sewell said in a statement. “There should never have been an agreement to expunge his record, nor should he be allowed to remain on the federal bench.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Judge Gets Off Scott Free On Domestic Violence Battery Charge

  1. rg9rts April 16th, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Does he still beat his wife?

  2. Warman1138 April 16th, 2015 at 8:00 am

    The fix is in and the bill for it waiting to be paid.

  3. anothertoothpick April 16th, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
    Everybody knows that the war is over
    Everybody knows the good guys lost
    Everybody knows the fight was fixed
    The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
    That’s how it goes
    Everybody knows

  4. FatRat April 16th, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Anacharsis arguing with Solon about the law not being applied equally.

    These decrees of yours are no different from spiders’ webs. They’ll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they’ll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.

    Two and a half millennium later, the same game is playing out. Same sh*t, different day.