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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Not The Onion: Illinois Democrat judge who was just reelected to plead insanity

You can’t make this stuff up, and in Illinois, you don’t need to.

“Ms. Cynthia Brim was suffering from symptoms of a psychotic mental disorder, i.e. schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, as a result of which she lacked the substantial capacity to appreciate the criminality of her act,” according to Dr. Mathew S. Markos, a psychiatrist who heads the Cook County court system’s forensic clinical services….

Brim, 54, has been on the bench since 1994 and won another six-year term in November despite low marks from the local bar associations over the years and her arrest. She did not return a call for comment. The psychiatric examination conducted after her arrest determined she is “presently mentally fit with medication.”


  1. Based on recent events in Illinois, insanity is now a prerequisite for holding judgeships and being elected to high political office.