Throwback Thursdays

25 years ago this month:

  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge who drove while impaired by alcohol, tried to prevent his arrest because he was a judge, and threatened that the arresting office would “regret this” and should “watch out.” In the Matter of Winkworth, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct September 23, 1992).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly censured a judge who made anti-Arab statements to a defendant’s lawyer in an off-the-record conference in a robing room. In the Matter of Ain, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct September 21, 1992).
  • Pursuant to the stipulation of the judge, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge who had stated on the record about a defendant on a traffic charge, “You don’t think Mr. Breckenridge drives around baiting officers do ya, just hoping to get stopped so he can get a little debate going. What it looks like to me.”  In re Clough, Stipulation and Agreement and Order (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct September 4, 1992).

 

 

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