Decorative Scales of Justice in the Courtroom
Written by Don Byrd
A brief update to a strange story from last year: A Child Support Magistrate in Tennessee, Lu Ann Belew, has been fired by the presiding judge in the state’s 4th judicial district. Belew is the magistrate who famously ordered a baby’s name changed from “Messiah,” because she believed only Jesus Christ had earned that title. Her ruling was later overturned and she was subsequently cited by the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct for “religious bias.”

Reuters reports that the Board still has jurisdiction over the Magistrate even though she is no longer on the job.