FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (12/4/20)

12/04/2020
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance the private interests of others when he placed a telephone call to a district court judge before whom a child custody case was pending ...

Private Warning of a Former Justice of the Peace (11/12/20)

11/12/2020
 
 

The judge cast doubt on his capacity to act impartially to persons appearing before him as a judge due to such persons’ sexual orientation when he made a public statement on his Facebook page that ...

Private Warning of a Municipal Court Judge (9/8/20)

09/08/2020
 
 

The judge failed to be patient, dignified and courteous towards a juvenile defendant in her court when, improperly straying from her judicial role, she grabbed his arm and turned him towards her. ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (8/12/20)

08/12/2020
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain competence in the law when she made an oral ruling finding a litigant in contempt rather than entering a specific, written order of contempt. F...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a County Court at Law Judge (8/12/20)

08/12/2020
 
 

The judge engaged in social media activities which cast reasonable doubt on his capacity to act impartially as a judge and cast public discredit upon the judiciary, when he made several Twitter com...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (8/12/20)

08/12/2020
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to disqualify himself as required when he performed the magistration of a family member. [Violations of Canons 2A and 3B(1) of the Texas Code of ...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge (2/5/20)

02/05/2020
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance the private interests of another when he sent a letter to another judge in a manner that was perceived by the recipient as an improper ...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (2/5/20)

02/05/2020
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, and cast public discredit upon the judiciary, when he appeared in public while intoxicated to a degree to which he might endanger himself or the public. [V...