Throwback Thursday

20 years ago this month:

  • The Indiana Supreme Court permanently enjoined a former judge from seeking judicial office in Indiana; permanently disbarred him from the practice of law; and fined him $100,000 for (1) while serving as a part-time court commissioner, accepting sexual relations with a woman in exchange for his representation of her in the dissolution of her marriage; giving the woman a fake divorce decree; and related misconduct; and (2) after being appointed as a full-time judge pro tempore, continuing to serve and be paid as a part-time commissioner and part-time deputy city attorney and engaging in the private practice of law. In the Matter Edwards, 694 N.E.2d 701 (Indiana 1998).
  • In attorney discipline proceedings, the Ohio Supreme Court permanently disbarred a former judge who had pled guilty to distributing cocaine while a judge. Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Gallagher, 693 N.E.2d 1078 (Ohio 1998).
  • Accepting a stipulation consenting to the implementation of the findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order of the Judicial Conduct Commission, the Utah Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge for telling an attorney that it might not be a good idea for him to practice in her court again. Re Inquiry Concerning Acomb (Utah Supreme Court May 4, 1998).

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