A judge resigns after using the n-word in texts that she says the public was never meant to see

"The robustness of the First Amendment and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of it has made the personal lives of public officials open to public curiosity in ways that many European countries don’t see, said Scott J. Shackelford, professor of business law and ethics at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

“The public has the right to know pretty much everything they want,” he told The Post.

Those who enter office at any level in the United States should have an expectation for their lives to become open books, without the assumption that they will resume normal, private lives, which is common in countries such as Germany, Shackelford said."