Judicial Conduct Reporter

The summer issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter has been published.  The issue has articles on:

  • Continuing jurisdiction over former judges
  • Marijuana and judicial ethics
  • Fund-raising for problem-solving courts
  • Recent cases
    • Willful ignorance, unreasonable credulity, and misappropriation (In the Matter of Corradino (New Jersey); In the Matter of Freese (Indiana))
    • Ex parte communications and independent investigation (Judicial Commission v. Piontek (Wisconson)

The Judicial Conduct Reporter is published electronically, and an index and current and past issues of the Reporter are available on-line.  Anyone can sign up to receive notice when a new issue is available.

 

 

Judicial Conduct Reporter

The spring issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter has been published.  The issue has articles on:

Judicial ethics and jurors

  • Discourteous treatment of jurors
  • Deliberating juries
  • Criticism and praise
  • Post-verdict meetings
  • Letters of appreciation
  • Feedback

A judge’s discretion to report criminal conduct
Recent judicial discipline cases

  • Ex parte e-mails (In re Filip (Michigan))
  • Inappropriate e-mail (In the Matter of Booras (Colorado))
  • Sleep deprivation (In the Matter of Hastings (Nevada))

The Judicial Conduct Reporter is published electronically, and an index and current and past issues of the Reporter are available on-line.  Anyone can sign up to receive notice when a new issue is available.

Judicial Conduct Reporter

The winter issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter has been published.  The issue reviews 2018 and has articles on:

  • State judicial discipline in 2018
  • Removal cases in 2018
  • Top judicial ethics and discipline stories of 2018
    #MeToo and the judiciary
    Indictments and impeachments in West Virginia
    Facebook fails
    Legal error plus
  • What judges said that got them in trouble in 2018
    What they said to or about litigants
    What they said to or about attorneys
    What they said to or about court staff
    What they said that abused the prestige of office
    What they said on social media
    What they said during campaigns

The Judicial Conduct Reporter is published electronically, and an index and current and past issues of the Reporter are available on-line.  Anyone can sign up to receive notice when a new issue is available.

 

 

Fall issue of Judicial Conduct Reporter published

The fall issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter has been published and is available on-line.  It has articles on:

  • Consensual sexual relationships between judges and court staff
  • Pornography at the courthouse
  • California Commission mentorship program
  • Vouching for pardon, parole, or clemency
  • Recent cases
  • Neighbor dispute (In re Calvert, Wisconsin)
  • Soliciting speaking engagements (In re Steigman, Illinois)
  • Project promotion (In re Roach, Texas)
  • Friendship and favors (In the Matter of Johanningsmeier, Indiana)
  • Another Facebook fail (In re Matter Concerning Gianquinto, California)

The Judicial Conduct Reporter is published electronically, and an index and current and past issues of the Reporter are available on-line.  Anyone can sign up to receive notice when a new issue is available.

 

 

Summer Judicial Conduct Reporter published

The summer issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter has been published and is now available on-line.  It has articles on:

  • Professional boundaries in the courthouse,
  • Promotional campaigns for alma maters and other organizations,
  • The resign-to-run rule, and
  • Recent cases involving Facebook.

The Judicial Conduct Reporter is published electronically, and an index and current and past issues of the Reporter are available on-line.  Anyone can sign up to receive notice when a new issue is available.

 

 

Spring issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter

The spring issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter has been published and is now available on-line.  It has articles on habitual tardiness, mixing family and politics at home, including when a family member is a candidate and when a family member supports a candidate, and ethical guidelines for members of judicial conduct commissions.  It also has summaries of recent cases in which judges were disciplined for banning a clerk from the courthouse (Indiana), stalking and harassing (Louisiana), independent investigation in a harassment case (Nevada), ex parte information in a domestic violence case (New York), commenting to a reporter and a discourteous remark in a domestic violence case (California), and a $4 billion bond (Texas).

The Judicial Conduct Reporter is published electronically, and an index and current and past issues of the Reporter are indexed and available on-line as a free download.  You can sign up to receive notice when a new issue is available.

Winter issue of Judicial Conduct Reporter

The winter issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter has been published.  The issue is the annual year-in-review issue with articles on the number of public judicial discipline sanctions in 2017, summaries of all of the removal cases in 2017, the top judicial ethics and discipline stories of 2017, and “what they said that got them in trouble in 2017.”  The top stories were:  sexual harassment, politicking, judicial well-being, same-sex marriage, and Facebook fails.

All past issues of the Reporter and an index are available on-line.  Anyone can sign up to receive notice when a new issue is available.