Throwback Thursday

25 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 for writing a letter on his court stationery to another judge on behalf of a customer of his sporting goods store who wanted his pistol permit reinstated after a driving while ability impaired conviction. In the Matter of Freeman, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct November 8, 2016).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct censured a judge for failing to deposit and remit court funds promptly between 1981 and 1989. In the Matter of Hamel, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct November 7, 1991).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct removed a part-time judge who borrowed money from a client of his law practice and failed to repay it when the note became due, caused his secretary to alter a car registration and drove an unregistered car, and permitted a judge of his court to practice law before him. In the Matter of Wray, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct November 1991).
  • Adopting the findings of fact and conclusions of a judicial conduct panel, the Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended a former municipal judge from eligibility for the position of municipal judge for 3 years for his persistent failure to obey a court order to clean up his property. In the Matter of Staege, 476 N.W.2d 876 (Wisconsin 1991).

 

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