Throwback Thursday

5 years ago this month:

  • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for failing to provide a father a full opportunity to explain the nature of his minor child’s disability and the need for the protective order he was seeking on behalf of his child.  Forshey, Order (Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct September 22, 2016).
  • Based on the judge’s agreement, the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission suspended a judge for 14 days without pay for keeping a witness incarcerated for contempt of court for over 2 months without appointing an attorney to represent her, setting bond, or holding a hearing.  In re Miniard, Agreed order of suspension (Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission September 2, 2016).
  • Based on the judge’s agreement, the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission suspended a judge for 7 days without pay for granting an ex parte motion to grant immediate custody to a child’s father.  In re Stein, Agreed order of suspension (Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission September 12, 2016).
  • The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission publicly admonished a former judicial candidate for failing to file a written response to a complaint.  In the Matter of Willett (West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission September 1, 2016).
  • The West Virginia Judicial Inquiry Commission publicly admonished a magistrate for failing to timely arraign a defendant.  In the Matter of Broce-Kelley, Public admonishment (West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission September 1, 2016).

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