25 years ago this month:
- Based on the recommendation of the Judicial Qualifications Commission, the Florida Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a judge for colliding with a dock while operating a motorboat and leaving the scene without reporting the accident. Inquiry Concerning Fletcher, 666 So. 2d 137 (Florida 1996).
- The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct removed a judge for failing to remit court funds to the state comptroller by the tenth day of the month following collection as required by state law and failing to cooperate in the Commission’s investigation. In the Matter of Miller, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct January 19, 1996).
- Based on an agreed statement of facts, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge for refusing to appoint an interpreter for a defendant who did not speak English as required by law and making remarks about the defendant and other Spanish-speaking farm workers that gave the appearance of ethnic bias. In the Matter of Carr, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct January 22, 1996).