Before he was sentenced for crimes committed with a stripper, former U.S. District Judge Jack Camp of Atlanta said he long has suffered from a misdiagnosed bipolar disorder and brain damage from an accident more than a decade earlier, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Camp has been sentenced to 30 days in prison
The revelations have lawyers wondering whether justice was meted out by an impaired jurist. “Every case he handled from the time he was misdiagnosed, or before, depending on when he was affected by these conditions, should be re-evaluated,” said Marcia Shein, a Decatur appellate lawyer. “The question is: Did these conditions affect his ability to be an objective judge making fair decisions?” U.S. Attorney Sally Yates said her office will consider requests from defendants concerning Camp's judgment “to ensure that justice is served.” Camp handled more than 3,000 cases, but only a small fraction of those is expected to be challenged.