20 years ago this month:
- The Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission publicly admonished a judge for failing to act for almost 6 months on a writ of mandamus issued by the state supreme court directing him to act upon a Freedom of Information Act request. Letter to Keith from the (Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission January 20, 1999) (https://jddc.arkansas.gov/Websites/jddc/images/pdf/Tom%20J.%20Keith%201999.PDF).
- The California Commission on Judicial Performance publicly censured a former judge for having a clandestine, intimate relationship with 1 of 3 co-defendants, continuing to preside over their cases, allowing the relationship to influence his actions, and engaging in numerous improper ex parte communications. Inquiry Concerning Trammell Decision and order (California Commission on Judicial Performance January 5, 1999) (https://cjp.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2016/08/Trammell_48_Cal.4th_CJP-Supp._56.pdf).
- The Utah Supreme Court accepted a stipulation for the public censure of a judge for driving a vehicle for several months knowing that the registration had expired. In re Dimick, Order (Utah Supreme Court January 22, 1999) (https://jcc.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/DimickJoseph-1999Censure.pdf).
- The Utah Supreme Court accepted a stipulation for the public censure of a former judge for appropriating to her own use $1,200 cash bail and failing to forward abstracts of reportable traffic violations to the drivers’ license division within 10 days of the conviction or plea. In re Chavez, Order (Utah Supreme Court January 13, 1999) (https://jcc.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ChavezPatricia-1999Censure.pdf).
- The Washington Supreme Court publicly censured a former judge and suspended him from office until the end of his term for intentionally striking or pushing his wife, causing her to fall. In the Matter of Turco, 970 P.2d 731 (Washington 1999).