Marion Superior Traffic judge charged with misconduct

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has charged Marion Superior Judge William E. Young with misconduct for
his handling of traffic court cases.

A charging
issued today lodges four counts of misconduct against the judge, who’s presided over traffic court since
January 2009. The commission alleges he “engaged in a practice of imposing substantially higher penalties against traffic
court litigants who chose to have trials and lost,” and the commission also alleges that Judge Young “routinely
made statements implying that litigants should not demand trials and would be penalized for doing so if they lost.”

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