Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month:

  • Based on an agreed statement of facts, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge for rendering a decision that went beyond the relief requested and beyond his legal authority and denying an attorney’s rights without notice or a hearing, motivated by personal animosity based on information obtained outside of the court proceedings. In the Matter of Dier, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct April 28, 1993).
  • Pursuant to a stipulation, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for being very argumentative with sheriff’s officers when a boat in which he was a passenger was stopped on a lake in Idaho, not responding to the officers’ reasonable requests for information, using abusive language, attempting to pick a fight with one of the officers, being arrested for being in physical control of a boat while under the influence of alcohol and intoxicants, refusing to exhale into a breathalyzer, and obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties. In re Larson, Stipulation and Order of Reprimand (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct April 2, 1993).
  • Pursuant to a stipulation, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge for, during an arraignment concerning a charge of no valid operator’s license, directing insensitive questions and comments about AIDS to the defendant. In re O’Roarty, Stipulation and Order of Admonishment (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct April 2, 1993).

 

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