Court Censures Sublette County Judge

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Supreme Court publicly censured Sublette County Circuit Court Judge John Crow today. He retired last month. The state Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics says Crow didn't exercise appropriate oversight of his court clerk, Jacqueline Ingersoll. Ingersoll is also his wife. Ingersoll's behavior allegedly caused three deputy clerks to quit within a five-month period in 2005 and 2006. The clerks allegedly told state judicial officials that Ingersoll was abusive and that working for her was stressful. Ingersoll quit as court clerk last February. Crow says the censure has little to do with his wife's conduct but is aimed at him personally. Ingersoll had been his court clerk since 1995 and Crow says the Supreme Court demanded his resignation when they got married in 2001. Crow says his marriage didn't violate any laws and wasn't the Supreme Court's business.