Judge Accused of Hanging Hitler Photo in Courthouse and Refusing Gay Couples

by | September 9, 2015

By Emily E. Smith

The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability announced that a state judge faces alleged conduct violations, including one over his refusal to perform gay weddings.

Marion County Judge Vance Day's alleged actions also include hanging a picture of Hitler in the Salem courthouse and taking money from lawyers "to sponsor veteran-related wall hangings in the courthouse hallways."

A formal complaint accuses Day of violating several judicial rules including one requiring a judge to act in a manner that preserves his "integrity, impartiality and independence," and one prohibiting "dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation."

The commission will hear evidence of the allegations against Day at a Nov. 9 hearing.

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