“tool and toady”

October 18, 2012

  • 237 Libel and Slander
  • 237I Words and Acts Actionable, and Liability Therefor
  • 237k10 Words Imputing Unfitness for or Misconduct or Criminal Acts in Office or Employment
  • 237k10(4) k. Judicial Officers.

237 Libel and SlanderTo write of a court commissioner that he will act in his judicial office according to the views of the persons “whose tool and toady he is, and that the past would warrant the depriving him of his office,” is libelous.
Lansing v. Carpenter, 9 Wis. 540 (1859)
Suggested by Wesley M. Ayres, Discovery Commissioner; Second Judicial District Court; Reno, NV