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Judge Arlene Coppadge of Wilmington, DE; serial liar


The state of Delaware presented Arlene Minus Coppadge with a law license in 1984 after he graduated from Duke University Law School.


In 2003, former Gov. was duped into nominating Arlene for a seat as a New Castle County Family Court judge. Arlene didn’t receive the appointment because she was the most qualified attorney in the Wilmington area. She received it because she had proven to be a reliable lackey for the local political hacks.


The Court on the Judiciary found Judge Coppadge guilty of the following misconduct.


Arlene engaged in a persistent pattern of delay in disposing of cases pending before her over a period of many, many months. Court rules required Arlen to list any and all delayed cases delayed longer than 90 days on her monthly report to the Supreme Court. The following is a list of the sham reports that Arlene filed with the Court that failed to report 90-day delays.


  • 6 sham reports in the Smith v. Kane case
  • 4 sham reports in the Bailey v. Taylor case
  • 2 sham reports in the Fulton v. Robinson case
  • 7 sham reports in the Gibson-Stevens v. Owens-Roberts case
  • 7 sham reports in the Martin v. Martin case
  • 3 sham reports in the Green v. Stanford case
  • 8 sham reports in the Reed v. Williams case
  • 2 sham reports in the Clark v. Palmer case

As one would suspect, Arlene placed the blame for her misconduct on her assistant and was primarily due to the time the assistant spent attending night classes at Delaware Technical and Community College.


The problem with Arlene’s hyperbolic (BS) defense is the fact that the at least one of the delays aforementioned took place before her assistant began taking night classes. Obviously, Arlene missed her calling as a standup comedian.


As a consequence of her misconduct, the apologists for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Court on the Judiciary punished Arlene by gifting her with a complimentary censure.


As we speak (ca. November 2014), Arlene continues to sit as a New Castle County Family Court judge in Wilmington, Delaware.



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