Your Honor Your Father
A Wyoming trial judge stepped into the role of father to a troubled teenager whose case he’d handled, and he stayed in that role for years after the young man left prison — paying his bills, giving him advice, finding him living quarters, helping him get financial aid and health care — all the while signing his letters “Dad.”
The young man died recently of a drug overdose. His real father is now complaining that the judge’s involvement with the young man was unethical.
An odd case to think about on this Father’s Day.