Throwback Thursday

10 years ago this month:

  • Based on a stipulation and joint recommendation, the Illinois Courts Commission publicly reprimanded a judge who drove while under the influence of alcohol and was involved in an accident in which the driver of another car sustained injuries. In re Young, Order (Illinois Courts Commission December 20, 2007).
  • Based on a stipulation and joint recommendation, the Illinois Courts Commission publicly reprimanded a judge for illegally transporting open alcohol as a passenger in another judge’s vehicle while aware that the other judge had been drinking alcohol for much of the day. In re Fiss, Order (Illinois Courts Commission December 20, 2007).
  • Based on an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct admonished a non-lawyer judge for sending a threatening letter to a tenant in an attempt to enforce an oral settlement agreement without a lawful basis and based on the landlord’s ex parte request. In the Matter of Brown, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct December 12, 2007).
  • Based on the recommendation by the Judicial Standards Commission, the North Carolina Supreme Court public censured a judge for presiding in a child custody matter involving a former client and for influencing bail amounts set by other judges in cases against the former client. In re Allen, 653 S.E.2d 423 (North Carolina 2007).
  • The Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge for sua sponte dismissing traffic cases filed by a constable without a motion to dismiss from the prosecutor and refusing to accept citations or complaints written by the constable based on his prior relationship with the constable and his personal opinion that the constable lacked credibility, good judgment, or the appropriate temperament. Public Admonition of Wall (Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct December 13, 2007).
  • Based on a stipulation and agreement, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly censured a judge for abusive verbal confrontations and repeated use of profanity at a drug court conference. In re Wulle, Stipulation, agreement, and order (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct December 7, 2007).

 

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