Federal Way Judge Colleen Hartl was having an affair with an attorney who appeared regularly before her court. Nobody knew about this until she got drunk at a staff party and began bragging about it. Her supervising judge learned of it about noon the next day and asked her to take the rest of the day off. The following day she resigned.
She served as a Federal Way judge for seven months and was earning a salary of $127,000 per year when she carelessly undermined her position. The carelessness was not in conversation but in her life; that she was a married woman and compromised her vows; that she compromised her position as judge; and then finally compromising her speech. She is a woman who has no foundation and cannot possibly understand the law.
Not innocent, is Sean Cecil, public defender. He compromised the courts in his favor using immoral means. Can he understand the law, or does he view his job as getting low-lifes off the hook any way possible?