Throwback Thursday

20 years ago this month:

  • The Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission publicly admonished a judge for presiding over a small claims case involving a defendant who had filed a complaint against him that resulted in a letter of reprimand from the Professional Conduct Committee in 1982. Letter to Judge Hall (Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission March 15, 1999).
  • The Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission publicly admonished a judge for (1), after witnessing an apparent larceny, directing a police officer to issue a citation for the infraction and presiding at the trial and (2) using chewing tobacco during court proceedings. Letter to Inboden (Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission March 15, 1999).
  • Approving an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Commission publicly admonished a judge for participating in cases in which her brother-in-law, his wife, and his daughter were parties or complaining witnesses and in cases involving an altercation between her brother-in-law and his wife, which the judge had personal knowledge of. In the Matter of Remchuk, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct March 29, 1999).
  • Accepting the determination of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the New York Court of Appeals removed a judge for intemperate demeanor, biased behavior against victims of domestic violence, disregard of the law, and offering to use his influence with the town board to reward the police chief if the police instigated a criminal complaint for the benefit of a friend and client of his private practice.  In the Matter of Romano, 712 N.E.2d 1216 (New York 1999).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge for making a series of public comments on a case that had been remanded to him. In the Matter of O’Brien, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct March 4, 1999).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct removed a judge for “gross neglect” of court record-keeping. In the Matter of Gregory, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct March 23, 1999).
  • Reviewing a judicial conduct panel’s findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendation based on the complaint of the Judicial Commission, the Wisconsin Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge for holding 2 offices of public trust ‑‑ municipal judge and school board member ‑‑ at the same time. In the Matter of Stern, 589 N.W.2d 407 (Wisconsin 1999).

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