Throwback Thursday  

25 years ago this month:

  • The Connecticut Supreme Court suspended a judge without pay for 15 days for failing to disqualify himself from the criminal case against a member of a family that had a history of contentious relations and litigation with a partnership in which the judge was a partner and counsel before becoming a judge and for signing an arrest warrant for that same person in an unrelated matter in 1990. In re Zoarski, 632 A.2d 1114 (Connecticut 1993).
  • Adopting the findings, conclusions, and recommendation of the Judicial Standards Commission, the North Carolina Supreme Court publicly censured a judge who twice made hostile and unprovoked comments that could reasonably be interpreted as threats of professional reprisal against individuals for what the judge perceived to be their disloyalty to and betrayal of him in connection with his divorce case. In re Hair, 436 S.E.2d 128 (North Carolina 1993).


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