Judicial Council Refuses U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Kent's Disability Status

Former U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent tried to blame his sexual attacks of female staff members on alcoholism and mental illness, but the Judicial Council for the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wasn't buying it.

Instead, on May 27 the court denied Kent's request for disability status and recommended that he be impeached.

A claimant should not profit from his own wrongdoing by engaging in criminal misconduct and then collecting a federal retirement salary for the disability related to the prosecution.”

— Edith Jones, Fifth Circuit Chief Judge