Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month

  • Following the recommendation of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, the Arizona Supreme Court publicly censured a justice of the peace for (1) failing to ensure that court employees properly processed guilty pleas in misdemeanor DUI cases, (2) telling the Commission that the improper procedure had been remedied, which he should have known was false, and allowing a court employee to give the Commission information that the judge should have known was false, and (3) challenging a police officer’s investigation of a charge against the judge’s son. In re Lockwood, 804 P.2d 738 (Arizona 1990).
  • Accepting the recommendation of the Judicial Qualifications Commission based on a stipulation, the Florida Supreme Court reprimanded a judge for contacting attorneys to seek help for his son’s candidacy for county court judge, asking the honorary chairman for his son’s opponent why he was backing the opponent, and soliciting his fellow judges in writing to give his son guardian ad litem appointments. Inquiry Concerning Turner, 573 So. 2d 1 (Florida 1990).

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