Birmingham Attny Tells U.S. Supreme Court CJ That Fed Judge Should be Removed from Bench
Birmingham attorney Donald Watkins has been on a campaign in the past few weeks to see federal judge Mark Fuller removed from the bench in the wake of the judge’s arrest on a domestic violence charge in Georgia earlier this month.
On Monday, Watkins stepped up his efforts in a letter to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. In that letter, Watkins complains about a “flagrant display of hypocrisy in the federal judiciary in Alabama” that Watkins says is due to the judges’ political stripes.
“I will not allow Mark Fuller’s sleazy conduct to stain the impeccable record of all of the distinguished men and women who serve this great nation’s federal judiciary,” Watkins stated in an email to al.com regarding his letter to Roberts. “As a long-time member of the federal bar, I will do everything within my power to make sure that a violent wife-beater and known philanderer is removed from the federal bench.”