Throwback Thursday

25 years ago this month:

  • Accepting the recommendation of the Commission on Judicial Performance, the Mississippi Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a part-time judge and fined him $4,933 for failing to resign as a judge after qualifying to run for the board of supervisors.  Commission on Judicial Performance v. Haltom, 681 So. 2d 1332 (Mississippi 1996).
  • Based on an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly censured a judge for failing to timely remit court funds to the state comptroller.  In the Matter of Erway, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct September 17, 1996).
  • The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct removed a judge for failing to remit court funds promptly to the state comptroller, failing to respond to 3 letters sent by staff counsel, and failing to give testimony although she was directed to do so by the letter sent certified mail by staff counsel.  In the Matter of Carney, Determination (New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct September 19, 1996).
  • The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission publicly admonished a magistrate for using a court copy machine to make copies of an announcement of a Democrat picnic.  In the Matter of Hull, Public Admonishment (West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission September 3, 1996).
  • The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission publicly admonished a candidate for magistrate for attending a Democratic Executive Committee meeting and voting as proxy for another member of the committee.  In the Matter of Eplin, Public Admonishment (West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission September 10, 1996).
  • The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission publicly admonished a justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals for a campaign letter on a facsimile of letterhead used by the justice in his judicial capacity.  In the Matter of Albright, Public Admonishment (West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission September 23, 1996).

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