20 years ago this month:
- The Arizona Supreme Court suspended a former judge from the practice of law for 6 months following his conviction while a judge of federal felony counts of filing false tax returns and structuring currency transactions to avoid treasury reporting requirements. In the Matter of Scholl, 25 P.3d 710 (Arizona 2001).
- Pursuant to the judge’s consent, the Michigan Supreme Court publicly censured a judge for delay in 2 cases and failure to respond to inquiries from the Judicial Tenure Commission. In the Matter of Jelsema, 625 N.W.2d 751 (Michigan 2001).
- Accepting the recommendation of the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline, the Rhode Island Supreme Court removed a former judge from office and imposed a monetary sanction on him for being regularly absent from his courtroom during normal working hours, gambling in a public casino, and pleading guilty to a federal felony offense for knowingly making a false statement under oath in connection with a personal bankruptcy petition. In re Lallo, 768 A.2d 921 (Rhode Island 2001).
- Pursuant to a stipulation and agreement, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished a judge for failing to decide a summary motion for more than 10 months after the hearing date. In the Matter of Borst, Stipulation, Agreement, and Order (Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct April 6, 2001).