||Fred Keiser, Jr.
U.S. (SUPERIOR COURTS/TRIAL-LEVEL/COUNTY LEVEL/)
Judge Fred Keiser, Jr. is a Superior Court Judge in New Jersey
Judge Fred Keiser, Jr. made local headlines when he told a woman seeking child support in his court: "no tickee, no laundry." This was a reference to a racial slur mocking Chinese laundry services that require a claim ticket before returning clothes. Judge Fred Keiser, Jr. also accused the litigant's daughter of being a "sponge" because more child support was being sought for her.
During his hearing to consider his reappointment to the bench as a tenured judge, Senators scolded him for this behavior on the bench, and for his attempted explanation of why he said what he said.
Judge Fred Keiser, Jr. was denied tenure to the Superior Court because of his remarks in open court.
Judge Fred Keiser, Jr. also made local news in the legal press and upset many local lawyers when he held a local matrimonial lawyer in contempt for wanting to enter his public courtroom. Prior to this incident, Judge Fred Keiser, Jr. had a policy of keeping his courtroom closed to the public. This policy being in apparent contravention to New Jersey court rules and national tradition which encourage courtrooms to be places where anyone from the public may enter without permission from the judge. The New Jersey Appellate Division reversed the contempt ruling against the attorney.
To view the Appellate Division's ruling click on "View Transcription" below.
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