Throwback Thursday

20 years ago this month:

  • Adopting the findings of the Judicial Tenure Commission, the Michigan Supreme Court censured a judge who, after the chief judge had hung up on him, entered the chief judge’s courtroom and created a disturbance while court was in session. In re Moore, 535 N.W.2d 790 (Michigan 1995).  The judge had stipulated to the findings and consented to a public censure.
  • Concurring in the determination of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, the New Jersey Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a part-time judge for permitting a fax transmission to be sent from his law office to another judge about a pending matter. In the Matter of Carton, 658 A.2d 1211 (New Jersey 1995).
  • Pursuant to a stipulation and agreement, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct admonished a part-time judge who delayed for approximately 13 months in deciding a small claims case and misplaced the file in his law offices. In re the Matter of Linde, Stipulation and Agreement and Order (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct June 1, 1995) (

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