Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month:

  • The Indiana Supreme Court removed a judge who had (1) solicited and accepted a $2,000 loan from an attorney, failed to report the loan on his statement of economic interest, and presided in cases involving that attorney’s law firm without disclosing the loan; (2) solicited a large loan from his court reporter; (3) falsely represented on his statement of economic interest the source of a loan from one of his girlfriends; (4) failed to report loans from one of his girlfriends and her mother; and (5) to intimidate and retaliate against his ex-girlfriend and her mother for cooperating in the investigation by the Commission on Judicial Qualifications, assisted his son in preparing an anonymous, misleading letter that claimed his ex-girlfriend had been convicted of a felony and mailing the letter to the state agency that regulated the day care center that employed his ex-girlfriend and that her mother owns. In the Matter of Drury, 602 N.E.2d 1000 (Indiana 1992).
  • Pursuant to a stipulation and agreement with the judge, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct censured a judge for tossing a coin to decide a traffic infraction and entering a finding against the defendant when the defendant lost the coin toss. In re Turco, Stipulation (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct October 2, 1992).
  • Pursuant to a stipulation and agreement with the judge, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct admonished a judge who did not enter a decision in a small claims case within 15 days from the end of the hearing as required by court rules. In re Monson, Stipulation and Agreement (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct October 2, 1992).
  • Pursuant to a stipulation and agreement with a judge, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct admonished a judge for failing in 5 cases to enter judgement within 15 days as required by court rules. In re Feutz, Stipulation and Agreement (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct October 2, 1992).

 

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