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Ten O'Clock News; Downfall of Judge Paul King

04/01/1991

Hope Kelly reports on the removal of Judge Paul King, who was a former Chief Justice in the Dorchester District Court, from his position at Dorchester District Court. The State Supreme Court demoted King for misconduct in and out of court, including sexist remarks, racist standards for setting bail, and for public drunkenness. Kelly reviews the incidents leading to King's demotion. King was transferred to Stoughton District Court, where he is only allowed to sit on civil cases. Kelly's report includes shots of newspaper articles covering the story and footage of lawyers, clerks, and defendants in a courtroom.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Downfall of Judge Paul King

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:02:27

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Political corruption
Newspapers
Courts
Judges
Discrimination
Locations
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Kelly, Hope (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Downfall of Judge Paul King,” 04/01/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EC643361EE774D149784C5FF409CCAB6.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Downfall of Judge Paul King.” 04/01/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EC643361EE774D149784C5FF409CCAB6>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Downfall of Judge Paul King. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EC643361EE774D149784C5FF409CCAB6
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