"A Miami judge faces suspension for using the word 'moolie' to describe an African American defendant.
According to the Miami Herald, Judge Stephen Millian is facing a 30-day suspension and a $5,000 fine for his comments, which were first uttered in October 2016 whilst speaking with the defendant’s lawyer in his chamber.
The 52-year-old, who is of Italian and Puerto Rican descent, attributed the use of the term to his upbringing in New York. Moolie, which is short for 'mulignan,' is a Sicilian racial slur that translates to 'eggplant.' It is used to describe people with a darker skin complexion.
Florida’s Justice Qualifications Commission believed Millian’s punishment was not stern enough, so they recommended he receive a temporary suspension; however, it is ultimately up to the Supreme Court to hand out his punishment.
Millian is also being disciplined for referring to another man’s supporters in court as 'thugs.'”
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