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Judge won’t seek re-election

FARGO — A Cass County judge who faces suspension after he was found to have sexually harassed his former court reporter has decided not to seek re-election.

East Central Judicial District Judge Wick Corwin sent a letter to the Cass County Bar Association on Wednesday announcing his intent not to seek office after his current term expires, said Bar Association Vice President Connie Cleveland.

Corwin was the focus of a state Judicial Conduct Commission case this summer in which the hearing panel found he sexually harassed his former court reporter. Panel members recommended in October that Corwin be suspended for two months without pay.

Corwin’s letter reads, in part, “I have enjoyed the job, but not the publicity. I do not intend to seek re-

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