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California lawyer reported for calling judge’s opinion ‘succubustic’

A California appeals court is reporting a San Diego lawyer to ethics regulators for calling a female judge’s opinion “succubustic” in a notice of appeal that used other questionable wording.

The Fourth District Court of Appeal said last week that it was reporting Benjamin Pavone to the state bar for manifesting gender bias, report the Recorder and Bloomberg Law.

“A succubus is defined as a demon assuming female form which has sexual intercourse with men in their sleep,” the appeals court said in its Feb. 28 opinion. “We publish this portion of the opinion to make the point that gender bias by an attorney appearing before us will not be tolerated, period.”

Read the source article at abajournal.com

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