10 years ago this month:
- Based on an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct admonished a judge who had contacted another judge on behalf of a friend whose son had been arrested and was being held in jail. In the Matter of DeJoseph, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct July 5, 2005) (http://www.cjc.ny.gov/).
- Pursuant to the judge’s consent, the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for failing to follow complete plea colloquy procedures as required by law and signing an affidavit that inaccurately described his plea colloquy practice. Press release (McDonough) (Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct July 1, 2005) (http://www.mass.gov/cjc/McDonough.pdf).
- Based on a stipulation, the Florida Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge, suspended him without pay for 14 days, and fined him $15,000 for sending an anonymous e-mail message to another judge that could have been construed as an implied threat of organized group retaliation against the recipient judge and for sending a similar message to the local ethnic bar association. The Court also ordered the judge to publicly apologize to the other judge and the president of the ethnic bar association. Inquiry Concerning Diaz, 908 So. 2d 334 (Florida 2005).
- Based on an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct censured a judge who had presided over a case notwithstanding that he had a close social relationship with the defendants’ attorney. In the Matter of Huttner, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct July 5, 2005) (http://www.cjc.ny.gov/).
- Pursuant to the recommendation of the Judicial Standards Commission, the North Carolina Supreme Court censured a judge for sexual harassment. In re Daisy, 614 S.E.2d 529 (North Carolina 2005).