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NC lawyer reprimanded for “Madame Justice” moniker

A lawyer who called herself “Madame Justice” when she ran unsuccessfully for the North Carolina Supreme Court has been hit with a public reprimand from the state bar in N.C.

Rachel Lea Hunter is an associate at a Durham law firm, but her campaign Web site reveals her flamboyant political side.

The Web site used to include a Q-and-A column called “Ask Madame Justice.”  Hunter even sought to have herself listed on the ballot as “Madame Justice.”

The state bar took a dim view of a lawyer, who had never been a judge, publicly adopting the appellation she sought, reports The News & Observer.

By Peter Vieth

One comment

  1. In states where justices are elected, don’t expect much accuracy or decorum in campaign ads. No system is perfect, but Virginia has judges appointed by the legislature for fixed terms. A much better system than judicial elections.

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