Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judge (12/19/00)

12/19/2000
 
 

The judge acted imprudently when he consumed alcoholic beverages at a public event and placed himself in a position where it appeared to law enforcement officers and others that he was publicly int...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (12/19/00)

12/19/2000
 
 

The judge improperly deprived a citizen of his right to seek legal redress for a claim of damages through the courts. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Rul...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/04/00)

11/04/2000
 
 

The judge lacked adequate administrative and record-keeping procedures for keeping track of correspondence, motions and other court records received from litigants and their attorneys. [Violation o...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (10/28/00)

10/28/2000
 
 

The judge acted imprudently when following a citizen to a parking lot and then making the comment that the judge would remember how the citizen drove that morning in the event she appeared in the j...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (09/19/00)

09/19/2000
 
 

The judge denied the attorneys in a civil matter the right to be heard because he responded orally to a jury’s question concerning the court’s charge without the attorneys’ knowledge or presence. [...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/19/00)

09/19/2000
 
 

The judge exceeded his legal authority by involving himself in a private legal matter not pending in his court, and lent the prestige of his office to advance the interest of another. [Violation of...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (09/19/00)

09/19/2000
 
 

The judge confiscated a defendant’s jewelry and retained possession of it to insure the defendant returned with an attorney. [Violation of Article V, Section 1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution.] Pr...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (8/21/00)

08/21/2000
 
 

The judge made a gratuitous and inappropriate comment to an African-American court employee about the Ku Klux Klan, a comment that could reasonably be construed as manifesting racial bias. [Violati...