Throwback Thursday

20 years ago this month:

  • The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards publicly reprimanded a judge for failing to implement agreed sentences without giving the prosecution an opportunity to be heard and failing to be patient, dignified, and courteous toward all participants in court proceedings.  Press Release (Campbell) (Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards March 26, 2001).
  • Pursuant to an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a part-time judge for firing a handgun several times towards the rear area of his law office near a public intersection to scare a wild turkey off the road that he believed was endangering motorists.  In the Matter of Ciganek, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct March 29, 2001).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a non-lawyer judge for engaging in improper ex parte communications in a small claims action and failing to afford a plaintiff full opportunity to be heard.  In the Matter of Gori, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct March 29, 2001).

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