Throwback Thursday

10 years ago this month:

  • Accepting a recommendation of a hearing panel of the Judicial Qualifications Commission, the Florida Supreme Court removed a judge who had practiced law while still a judge and advised a client to flee the country rather than face prosecution. Inquiry Concerning Henson, 913 So. 2d 579 (Florida 2005).
  • Pursuant to the recommendation of the Commission on Judicial Qualifications, the Kansas Supreme Court removed a judge for repeatedly, over an extended period, looking at adult web-sites on his office computer in violation of a judicial district’s administrative order. In the Matter of Robertson, 618 S.E.2d 897 (Kansas 2005).
  • Accepting the recommendation of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, the Ohio Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge for his role in creating and airing television ads attacking his opponent. Disciplinary Counsel v. Spicer, 834 N.E.2d 332 (Ohio 2005).
  • Approving a stipulation, the Oregon Supreme Court publicly censured a former judge for making a statement to a caseworker about one of the parties in a termination of parental rights case and, during the investigation by the Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability, denying any recollection of having said anything to the caseworker regarding the case. Inquiry Concerning Lemery, 120 P.3d 1221 (Oregon 2005).
  • Granting a petition of the Commission on Judicial Tenure & Discipline, the Rhode Island Supreme Court publicly censured a judge for (1) failing to adhere to the directives of the chief judge regarding attendance and the ability of litigants to pay fines of lieu of having to appear in cases; (2) engaging in an ex parte conversation with a litigant; and (3) engaging in misconduct at the police station following an arrest. In re Yashar, 885 A.2d 152 (Rhode Island 2005).
  • Accepting an agreement for discipline by consent, the South Carolina Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge for using his judicial office to evade the policies of the jurisdiction in which he had been arrested to obtain a non-scheduled bond hearing and early release from jail. In the Matter of Mendelsohn, 621 S.E.2d 661 (South Carolina 2005).
  • Accepting an agreement for discipline, the South Carolina Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge for (1) arranging for an early bond hearing for another judge and (2) a racial remark. In the Matter of Gosnell, 621 S.E.2d 659 (South Carolina 2005).

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