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.

You may also like...