In the summer of 2002, a New York City judge rejected a woman’s request that money being held by the court be used for her teenage daughter’s Catholic school tuition. The judge, Luther V. Dye, said he wouldn’t send his kids to a Catholic school given the scandal in the Church. The woman contacted the Catholic League, and we immediately filed a complaint against the judge. At about the same time, Judge Dye insulted a Jewish lawyer in his courtroom.
On October 3, the judge was publicly censured for both matters. The judge agreed to step down from the bench. The New York Times ran a story with a quote from Louis Giovino, the league’s director of communications