National Affairs: Scandals of New York (Cont'd)

New York City stood to lose another member of its investigation-harried judiciary last week. She was Magistrate Jean Hortense Norris, 54, the city's first female judge, a strongminded lady who was accused of combining too much of the Wife of Bath's recklessness with Portia's astuteness. A report recommending her removal from office was filed by Referee Samuel Seabury, inquisitor of the lower courts of Manhattan and The Bronx for the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court. Referee Seabury's four specific charges against Magistrate Norris, brought out in her hearing before him four...

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