Bernd Zabel maintained the wearing of the hat was a joke — 'ill-considered' he admitted, but meant, he said, to lighten the mood he expected in the courtroom

Ontario judge who wore Trump hat in courtroom to be suspended 30 days without pay

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Bernd Zabel, the so-called “Make America Great Again” judge, will keep his $284,000-a-year job on the bench.

An Ontario Judicial Council panel, which last month held a one-day hearing into complaints against him for wearing into court a red baseball hat bearing the Donald Trump campaign slogan, has handed the 69-year-old judge the second-most serious penalty available: a 30-day suspension without pay, coupled with a formal reprimand.—More…

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