Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month:

  • Adopting the findings and recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct to which the judge consented, the New Jersey Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge for failing to inform a defendant that he was facing a charge of contempt of court, prejudging the merits of the case, sentencing the defendant without taking a plea or hearing evidence, and imposing a sentence that was beyond his authority.  In the Matter of Pizzi, 617 A.2d 663 (New Jersey 1993).
  • Adopting the findings and recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct to which the judge consented, the New Jersey Supreme Court publicly censured a judge for driving while intoxicated and conducting himself inappropriately after his arrest. In the Matter of Annich, 617 A.2d 664 (New Jersey 1993).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge for driving while intoxicated, causing a 3-car accident. In the Matter of Siebert, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct January 27, 1993).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct removed a town court judge who (1) had mishandled $1,173 in public money and made no timely effort to notify authorities or rectify the problem, (2) when confronted with the issue of missing deposits by town officials, had repeatedly given a false explanation, and (3) had presided over 9 cases involving a party from whom he had borrowed and repaid a loan without disclosing the relationship and offering to disqualify himself. In the Matter of Murphy, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct January 28, 1993).
  • The North Carolina Supreme Court publicly censured a judge for convicting defendants of reckless driving when they were charged with driving while impaired. In re Martin, 424 S.E.2d 118 (North Carolina 1993).

 

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