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Judge loses caseload

March 18, 2019
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DETROIT — A judge has been benched after her boss said 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 this month, saying Davis refuses to use video equipment to record proceedings in her courtroom.

Blount said the state court administrator supports the sanction.

Davis hasn't commented. Her attorney, Todd Perkins, said 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 said 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.

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