5 years ago this month:
- Pursuant to the judge’s agreement, the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission informally adjusted a judge for delays in 3 cases. Smith, Letter of Informal Adjustment (Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission November 15, 2013).
- The Ohio Supreme Court suspended a judge for 1 year, stayed, for, instead of disqualifying himself from cases involving a public defender against whom he had a personal bias, removing the attorney as counsel in 64 cases and implying in his orders that the attorney was the subject of a disciplinary investigation. State Bar Association v. Evans, 999 N.E.2d 674 (Ohio 2013).
- The Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly warned a former judge for ordering a father to turn over his child and issuing a writ of attachment for the child without notice to the father or his attorney, without conducting a hearing, and without supporting pleadings and/or affidavits being filed. Public Warning of Saldana (Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct November 12, 2013).