The Upper Saddle River Municipal Court judge is an outright liar and an unethical douche who clearly engages in numerous ethics violations while acting as a judge.
While impersonating a judge in USR municipal court on 5/22/2018, Harry D. Norton, Jr. was caught on tape lying. Norton told a defendant that discovery evidence had to be presented to the prosecutor regardless of whether a discovery request had been made or not. In this case, the prosecutor did not make a discovery request, and Harry D. Norton, Jr. took that as an opportunity to violate the defendant’s rights and orchestrate the defendant’s disadvantage.
Harry D. Norton, Jr. was caught on tape willfully lying about the nature of discovery. Listen to the tape and judge for yourself.
The lying scumbag clearly states “you do not have to make a request for discovery.”
WRONG, dirty Harry ASSHOLE. Don’t you wonder if his son knows what a scumbag he is? Or, is his son a scumbag like dirty Harry Norton is?
This ethics violation and the violation of the defendant’s civil rights is clear and willful. We are calling for the removal of Upper Saddle River Municipal Court judge from the bench and for him to be permanently barred from public employment.
The aforementioned documented misconduct by Norton appears consistent with the criminal offense enumerated in N.J.S. 2C:30-2A (Official Misconduct).
(** Please note that judges DO NOT enjoy absolute immunity against criminal prosecution while acting in their official capacities. For example, see Office of Attorney General news release dated 6/4/2010 regarding former chief justice of the New Jersey Municipal Court, Wanda Molina, pleading guilty to fixing parking tickets).