Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month:

  • The Arizona Supreme Court suspended a judge until the end of her term for signing an order releasing her boyfriend from jail following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct after she had called the police.  In re Jett, 882 P.2d 426 (Arizona 1994).
  • Modifying an order of the Judicial Retirement and Removal Commission, the Kentucky Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a former judge for a misrepresentation made in a campaign advertisement and for failing to assess fines, court costs, and DUI service fees as required by statute.  Doyle v. Judicial Retirement and Removal Commission, 885 S.W.2d 917 (Kentucky 1994).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly censured a part-time judge who had become involved as a judge in a matter in his court that involved a current client in a matter in another court, had represented a client in a case that had originated in his court, and had appeared before another part-time lawyer judge of the same county.  In re Sack, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct September 29, 1994).
  • Based on an agreed statement of facts, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge who, in 8 incidents over 2 years, acted as a police officer, stopping motorists who were driving improperly and, in most cases, identifying himself as a judge.  In the Matter of Rones, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct September 30, 1994).

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