A judge disciplined for racial insensitivity has been brought back before the Louisiana Supreme Court to answer allegations that he belittled a woman who wanted a restraining order against her husband.
Judge Timothy Ellender refused to keep in place an emergency restraining order obtained by Eula Smith Warren, telling her she could get a divorce but not a restraining order. He also congratulated her husband, Charles Warren, for threatening to make his 2-year-old daughter's "booty bleed" if she didn't behave herself.
The state Judicial Commission recommended public censure, saying the incident didn't include vulgarities or shouting.
Ellender was suspended for six months in 2004 for wearing blackface to a Halloween party.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun