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Joking judge turns in his robe

3 years 5 months 1 week ago September 19, 2013 Sep 19, 2013 Thursday, September 19 2013 September 19, 2013 7:11 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A city judge who was told by the New Jersey State Supreme Court he can't be a stand-up comedian while he sits on the bench turned in his robe and resigned.

Vince Sicardi was told his acting and comedy career "is incompatible" with judicial conduct codes. He uses the stage name Vincent August and has appeared on network TV shows and performed in New York City comedy clubs.

The court says his comedy act demeans some people based on religion or national origin and that could cause some to question his impartiality as a judge.

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