Judge Suspended for Four Months Without Pay for Sexual Harassment in NJ

A New Jersey Superior Court judge who fondled court employees during a holiday party was suspended without pay for four months.  The Supreme Court of New Jersey also ordered Judge Marquis Jones Jr. to attend alcohol counseling because he blamed his inability to recall his conduct on drunkenness.  According to the administrative record, Judge Jones inappropriately touched and made sexually offensive remarks to female probation officers at a December 2010 party.  The court found that the judge’s conduct “demonstrates a disturbing lack of good judgment and self-control.”