Judge possibly snubbed due to military service, Gov. Patrick to make amends


Shannon Frison

(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A local district court judge was reportedly snubbed from a Supreme Court position by the Governor's Council; however, other judges say, she just wasn't a team player.

According to the Boston Herald, several other justices complained to Gov. Deval Patrick during a December meeting that Roxbury District Court Judge Shannon Frison, a major in the Marines, never made up for all the cases they had to take over for her while she was serving our country.

Others have come to Frison's defense stating that it is illegal to hold her military service against her.

Frison was the only judicial nominee who was not resubmitted for a promotion last week; however, during a press conference on Wednesday, the governor said he does support Frison.

"She has been a good judge, and she'll be a great Superior Court judge," Gov. Patrick said.

For more information: The Boston Herald