This is not from The Onion:
"Brim has been hospitalized five times since her 1994 election after going off her anti-psychotic meds, according to testimony. In 2004, firefighters removed her from a courtroom and took her to a hospital, said psychiatrist Matthew Markos. Brim was hospitalized for 20 days after her arrest last year, he said. Markos said at the time Brim was hospitalized, she was catatonic, confused, irrational and showing signs of paranoia and psychosis. Brim was re-elected to another six-year term as a judge in November. She was backed by the Cook County Democratic Party as well as the Committee for Retention of Judges in Cook County, a campaign committee funded by judges."
Yes, you read that correctly. Brim has been on the bench in Chicago since 1994, despite being psychotic. She has been psychiatrically hospitalized five times, most recently last year, which didn't prevent her from being re-elected for another 6 years with the backing of the Cook County Democratic Party and the judges' retention committee. Sure, we all have our stories about judges, but I invite you to top this one.