Throwback Thursday

5 years ago this month:

  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for discussing the substance of a case in a casual, ex parte conversation with a bailiff. Bassett, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct December 4, 2012).
  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for stating law enforcement needed to issue more citations in a presentation about productivity credits for the courts to the county board of supervisors. Basteen, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct December 4, 2012).
  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for sending an e-mail and initiating a telephone conversation with a psychologist about a family member’s custody dispute in another state in which he repeatedly referenced his judicial experience. Gottsfield, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct December 4, 2012).
  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for making statements impugning the integrity and professional conduct of an attorney appearing before him and making improper sarcastic remarks. McClennen, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct December 4, 2012).
  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for providing incorrect information about her educational qualifications for her on-line judicial biography, inflating her qualifications on her resume, and claiming to have completed or been excused from judicial training that she did not complete and was not excused from. DeForest, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct December 4, 2012).
  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for issuing delayed rulings and then back-dating the orders. Peterson, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct December 4, 2012).
  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for designating herself as counsel of record in a lawsuit filed on behalf of herself and her husband. Segal, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct December 4, 2012).
  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a hearing officer for screaming repeatedly at individuals in the courtroom during 2 hearings. Martinez, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct December 4, 2012).
  • The California Commission on Judicial Performance publicly admonished a judge for remarks he made while sentencing a defendant convicted of rape and other sexual assault offenses. In the Matter Concerning Johnson, Decision and Order (California Commission on Judicial Performance December 13, 2012).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly censured a judge for failing to report the counsel for the public administrator to law enforcement and disciplinary authorities and continuing to award him legal fees despite knowing that he had taken advance legal fees without court approval and/or in excess of the guidelines. In the Matter of Holzman, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct December 13, 2012).
  • Accepting an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly censured a judge for (1) making an ex parte hospital visit to a juvenile in a delinquency proceeding, (2) being discourteous to a probation supervisor, (3) being discourteous to a lawyer, and (4) issuing a decision in a custody and visitation matter after foreclosing cross-examination by the parties and denying the attorneys an opportunity to be heard. In the Matter of Buchanan, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct December 11, 2012).
  • Accepting an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a non-lawyer judge for physically assaulting his girlfriend. In the Matter of Horton, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct December 10, 2012).
  • Accepting an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge for being discourteous to a defendant and convicting him without a plea or trial. In the Matter of McLeod, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct December 11, 2012).
  • The Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for losing his temper during a sentencing hearing, over-reacting to a juvenile’s show of disrespect, engaging in a demeaning and personal tirade against a juvenile, and making gratuitous comments at a hearing on a motion for an order of protection. In re Wulle, Decision and Order (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct December 14, 2012).

 

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