Last winter, John M. Walker, Jr., a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, was involved in a vehicular homicide. The man killed was a popular New Haven policeman who was on duty at the time.
The case caused a stir in Connecticut, where some thought that Walker was not charged with a crime because he was a judge. Others suspected that he was not charged because he is a cousin of President Bush.
In fact, the accident was just that, and Judge Walker engaged in no misconduct. Here's a recap of the accident as reported by today's Hartford Courant. Here Come The Judge