FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (04/29/05).

04/29/2005
 
 

The judge adjudicated a dispute between two individuals and issued a written order granting possession of property to one of the individual’s representatives when there was no case pending in his c...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (03/17/05)

03/17/2005
 
 

The judge’s failure to render a judgment in a small claims matter until sixteen (16) months after the case was heard, and after the plaintiff made numerous attempts to contact the judge in order to...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (03/17/05).

03/17/2005
 
 

The judge conducted a trial and entered an order purporting to enforce a provision in a decree of divorce, even though the judge did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter. [Violation of Canons ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/21/05).

02/21/2005
 
 

A school district’s police officers were conducting traffic stops within the judge’s precinct, during which time the judge was pulled over and issued a verbal warning. Thereafter, the judge wrote...

Private Warning of a District Judge (02/21/05).

02/21/2005
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance the private interests of his wife when he publicly supported her campaign for county commissioner, and when he allowed his judicial tit...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (01/19/05).

01/19/2005
 
 

Following a hearing in a hotly contested custody dispute, the judge observed a meeting between the pro se litigant and opposing counsel and approached them to foster a settlement discussion between...

Private Warning of a Senior Judge (01/19/05).

01/19/2005
 
 

While presiding over a felony jury trial, the judge directed profanity at the defense attorney in a conversation before the bench. The judge’s statement to the lawyer during these proceedings was ...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (01/19/05).

01/19/2005
 
 

The judge displayed a bumper sticker or sign endorsing his son’s candidacy for public office on a vehicle which the judge owned and operated. The judge’s conduct was found to have constituted a pu...