Throwback Thursday

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).

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