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Judge Debra Burchett of Kelso, WA; demwit, scofflaw

 

The state of Washington provided Debra Burchett with a law license in 1998 after she graduated from Capitol University School of Law in Columbus, Ohio.

 

FYI: Capitol University School of Law is ranked as the 167th best law school in the country out of 200 ABA (American Bar Association) accredited law schools.

 

The Commission on Judicial Conduct found Debbie guilty with engaging in the following misconduct.

  • Failed to perform administrative duties competently (moron)
  • Failed to properly advise criminal defendants of their constitutional rights at probation review hearings (aka, due process)
  • Engaged in improper ex parte (one-sided) investigation of a probation matter
  • Abused the prestige of her judicial office
  • Failed to act with due diligence (slacker)
  • During improper investigation, Debbie elicited statements against the personal interests from criminal defendants
  • Failed to respect and comply with the law (scofflaw)
  • Made recommendations to defendants to use specific businesses for re-licensing and insurance purposes related to their charges
  • Presided over cases in which disqualification had previously been filed
  • Engaged in a pattern of misconduct
  • Failed to determine who was attempting to appear in court via Zoom, thereby not ensuring the right to be heard (aka, due process)
  • Failed to conduct hearings in accordance with court rules and established case law
  • Failed to act in manner promoting public confidence in the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary
  • Imposed a seven-day jail term without advising the defendant of her right to counsel or her right to contest the allegations
  • On several occasions knowingly violated a defendant’s 5th amendment right to remain silent
  • Failed to recuse herself from matters when recusal (withdrawal) was mandatory

As a direct consequence of her misconduct, the enablers for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Washington Supreme Court punished Debbie by gifting her with a complimentary reprimand.

 

And lastly, given Debbie’s serial violations of a litigant’s due process rights, it may well be that she is of the firm believe that due process is the means by which the grass becomes moist in the a.m.

 

As we speak (ca. August 2021), Debbie practices her so-called brand of jurisprudence as a Cowlitz County District Court judge in Kelso, Washington.

 

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