Canadian judge who wore 'MAGA' hat in court suspended
Canadian judge who wore ‘MAGA’ hat in court suspended
The judge had worn the hat to ‘add a bit of humour’ to the court proceedings
Alexandra Wilts Washington DC
6 hours ago
A Canadian judge who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat in court has been suspended for 30 days.
Judge Bernd Zabel had shown up to work the day after the US’s 2016 election donning the hat advertising Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.
After the Globe and Mail published a story about Mr Zabel’s MAGA attire, the Ontario Judicial Council received a flood of complaints from people expressing concerns that they would not be treated impartially in Mr Zabel’s courtroom, according to Buzzfeed News.
Appearing before the council’s disciplinary panel last month, Mr Zabel said he regretted wearing the hat.
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