From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Jefferson County domestic relations judge was removed from the bench on Friday, December 10.
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Blocton was originally temporarily removed from the bench, but the JIC made the removal permanent.
She is being accused of allegedly using Facebook aliases to threaten people who she had in cases, force staff members to work long hours, and take a diet pill (phentermine) to encourage better moods after working late.
The complaint alleged Blocton used and been under the influence of prescription pills in her chambers including, but not limited to, Phentermine.
The 37-page report can be read here.