Ann Althouse isn’t the only one that’s picked up on this story but I’ll single it out here just because she’s an easier target. (I would have simply added a comment to her blog, but she won’t let me).
In a nutshell, three stupid kids thought it’d be fun to dig up a month-old corpse of a pretty lady and have sex with it. They weren’t able to; they were caught long before it got that far (surprise!) but when the DA charged them under Wisconsin’s sexual assualt laws, the judge in question threw out those charges for the rather amusing reason that the legislators who drafted the law never mentioned the word necrophilia in their debates, and so (this oh-so-clever jurist reasoned) that must mean that when the lawmakers said â€œThis section applies whether a victim is dead or alive at the time of the sexual contact or sexual intercourseâ€ they obviously didn’t want to bar necrophilia.
Is terminal silliness sufficient reason to impeach a judge?