The City Council doesn't have any authority over the courts in Durham, but two council members spoke their minds about the ongoing feud between District Attorney Tracey Cline and Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson.
"I've practiced law in this town for close to 39 years," said Councilman Howard Clement, "and I've never seen anything like this.
"I don't think the council can do anything specifically about it," Clement said, "but I just couldn't let the evening pass without mentioning it."
Last week, Cline accused Hudson of "moral turpitude, dishonesty and corruption," and said she will seek to remove Hudson from overseeing any criminal case in Durham. Councilman Eugene Brown had similar comments.
"This has become an embarrassment that needs to be resolved in a fair and equitable manner as soon as possible," Brown said.
"We're better than this, folks. We're better than this."