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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    In a follow-up e-mail, Judge Paine said he found it “remarkably hypocritical” that the Sixth Circuit had singled him out for investigation when two other judges had been members of the club. One was a federal district judge who has since retired. The other was Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, a liberal member of the appeals court and an honorary, nonvoting member of Belle Meade.
    Belle Meade is a snobby part of Nashville, although I would like to hear a statement from them first stating that black's can't join and whatnot. I would like more info before I make a decision.
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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Belle Meade is a snobby part of Nashville, although I would like to hear a statement from them first stating that black's can't join and whatnot. I would like more info before I make a decision.
    of course, they've never stated that. women cannot be voting members, isn't THAT enough?

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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    The code forbids federal judges from being members of clubs that discriminate based on race or gender. The commentary makes a limited exception for judges who “make immediate and continuous efforts to have the organization discontinue its invidiously discriminatory practices.”

    But even such energetic judges must resign, the commentary says, if the practices do not cease “as promptly as possible” and “in all events within two years.”
    Sounds pretty open and shut to me. What exactly is the controversy? On what basis did the court decide that this was acceptable conduct for a judge?
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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Resign from the racist Country Club or the Bench, no grace period no desscusion.

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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    of course, they've never stated that. women cannot be voting members, isn't THAT enough?
    If it's a private men's club then I see no problem with it to be honest I might email them just to clarify what their rules our. I highly doubt that they exclude blacks and that their a racist organization when they're just a gold course with 600 full members. Belle Mead is an extremely small neighborhood that has an autonomous government within Nashville city limits. It's also a rich neighborhood with a majority Democrat voting population
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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If it's a private men's club then I see no problem with it to be honest I might email them just to clarify what their rules our. I highly doubt that they exclude blacks and that their a racist organization when they're just a gold course with 600 full members. Belle Mead is an extremely small neighborhood that has an autonomous government within Nashville city limits. It's also a rich neighborhood with a majority Democrat voting population
    oh, to be so naive.

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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Sounds pretty open and shut to me. What exactly is the controversy? On what basis did the court decide that this was acceptable conduct for a judge?
    Lets see here.........he has been a member of the club for 33 years...................a judge for 26 years..................announced he was retiring at the end of this year in January (over Pay)................and now people want to make a stink over it............success.......it does stink

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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Sounds pretty open and shut to me. What exactly is the controversy? On what basis did the court decide that this was acceptable conduct for a judge?
    that's not clear to me, in the article. makes no sense.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Just curious...

    What if the judge were a leader in the Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts, or part of a men's only sports league?
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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by PT Again View Post
    Lets see here.........he has been a member of the club for 33 years...................a judge for 26 years..................announced he was retiring at the end of this year in January (over Pay)................and now people want to make a stink over it............success.......it does stink
    I don't know anything about the judge's personal circumstances, and they aren't really relevant to whether or not it's a violation of the conduct. If that summary of the code is accurate, then I don't see how it could be interpreted as anything other than a violation of the code: No membership in clubs that discriminate on race or gender, with a two year grace period for those who are attempting to change it. Even if we grant that he tried to change it, it's been more than two years and so the code of conduct indicates he should have resigned.
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