Update on disciplinary action against Montana Judge Todd Baugh

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Yellowstone County District Court Judge Todd Baugh, whose comments while sentencing a former teacher charged with raping a 14-year-old student sparked a public outcry last summer, is in the news again. As we reported here,  Legal Momentum worked with the Montana Chapter of NOW and other groups to file a complaint against the judge with the Montana Judicial Standards Commission and to submit an Amicus Curiae brief in an appeal of the sentence filed by the Montana Attorney General. Now the Montana Judicial Standards Commission is seeking disciplinary action against him. Read more in the Billings Gazette

Meanwhile, Judge Baugh is making headlines again for sentencing a man who punched—and severely injured—his girlfriend to write "Boys do not hit girls" 5,000 times, in addition to serving six months in jail.

The 72-year-old Baugh has said that he will retire in November. He was first elected in 1984.