Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month:

  • Accepting an agreement, the Indiana Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge for nepotism and entering into a contract that created the perception that the court’s business was based on the exchange of favors.  In the Matter of Goodman, 649 N.E.2d 115 (Indiana 1995).
  • The Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications ordered a judge to cease and desist from any act that could be found to violate the laws including those laws relating to the consumption and use of alcoholic beverages; the judge had been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and entered into a diversion agreement.  Inquiry Concerning Stewart, Order (Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications April 23, 1995).
  • The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline publicly reprimanded a judge for failing to render timely decisions regarding 2 estates and 19 petitions for termination of parental rights.  In re Fischer, 657 A.2d 535 (Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline 1995).
  • The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline suspended a judge for 7 calendar days without pay and publicly reprimanded him for (1) accepting and using 4 tickets to a college football game from a husband involved in divorce proceedings pending before him and (2) a pattern of unreasonable and unjustifiable delay in the disposition of cases.  In re Daghir, 657 A.2d 1032 Opinion (Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline 1995).

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