Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month:

  • Granting a joint motion, the Mississippi Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge and fined him $1,450 for dismissing 18 speeding tickets involving 18 defendants after ex parte communications with the defendants and dismissing 13 other traffic tickets involving 12 defendants. Commission on Judicial Performance v. Bowen, 662 So. 2d 551 (Mississippi 1995).
  • The California Commission on Judicial Performance publicly admonished a judge for attending the premiere of a movie that was the subject of a lawsuit over which she had presided and making a public comment about the suit while it was pending on appeal. Public Admonishment of Chirlin (California Commission on Judicial Performance August 28, 1995).


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