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Judge loses caseload over failure to record proceedings

March 5, 2019

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit judge has been benched after her boss says she refuses to use courtroom technology.

Judge Kahlilia Davis won’t hear any cases. Nancy Blount, the chief judge at 36th District Court, disclosed the move Monday, saying Davis refuses to use video equipment to record proceedings in her courtroom.

Blount says the state court administrator supports the sanction. Davis hasn’t commented. Her attorney, Todd Perkins, says some type of compromise should end the dispute.

Separately, Blount last week ordered Davis to undergo a security screening, like other employees, when she regularly enters the courthouse. Blount says Davis made “threatening” statements on social media.

Davis responded by saying she’s not physically able to report to work if she has to go through security screening.