Clerk Bounced for Being Too Nice to Williams

A veteran court clerk was removed from Jayson Williams' trial Tuesday for being too friendly to the basketball player's defense.

Court officials transferred clerk Sue Gibbons, who had been seen hugging Williams and members of his legal team in a courthouse hall, to another trial after a prosecutor complained about her conduct.

Gibbons, longtime clerk to Superior Court Judge Edward Coleman, appeared stunned and angry. She left the court in tears after being informed of the decision at a mid-morning break.

This sounds like overkill to me. Details here from