Pa. judge cleared in case of condom-filled acorns
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania judge who gave two women condom-stuffed acorns has been cleared of violating judicial conduct standards.
The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports (http://bit.ly/nGyldY ) the state Court of Judicial Discipline dismissed the case against Magisterial District Judge Isaac Stoltzfus.
The court ruling issued Wednesday said that while the incident does not qualify as a violation, "it certainly lacks good judgment and must not be repeated."
The court also wrote that Stoltzfus' "preoccupation with acorns is mystifying."
The Judicial Conduct Board filed a complaint against Stoltzfus after he offered the acorns to two women outside the Capitol in September. The hollowed-out nuts contained unwrapped condoms.
Stoltzfus is a judge in the town of Intercourse but was attending a seminar in Harrisburg.
Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com