Paddling judge gets his wrist slapped

June 12, 2008 4:46:49 AM PDT
The paddling judge is getting his wrist slapped.

A Texas state district judge is ordering Justice of the Peace Gustavo Garza to put away his paddle.

The Cameron County J.P. had been giving parents the choice of paying a fine or paddling their kids for violations like illegally skipping school.

Parents of some of the kids sued.

So, while the lawsuit is pending, a state court has ordered Garza to hang up his paddle.