5 years ago this month:
- The California Commission on Judicial Performance publicly admonished a court commissioner for tolerating offensive and inappropriate comments by court staff and making profane and derogatory comments about a court interpreter. Public Admonishment of Kliszewski (California Commission on Judicial Performance October 4, 2017).
- Accepting the determination of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the New York Court of Appeals removed a non-lawyer judge for (1) multiple efforts to influence the disposition of a traffic ticket received by his daughter and being discourteous to the prosecutor in the case and (2) in connection with the appeal of his order of restitution in a case, sending 8 letters to the county court that contained factual and legal arguments and biased, discourteous statements about the defendant and his attorney. In the Matter of Ayres, 85 N.E.3d 1011 (New York 2017).
- Pursuant to an agreement, the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded a judge for being tardy for her court dockets without explanation. Letter to Little (Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct October 31, 2017).