January 18, 2011
Night Of the Hunter
The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has censured a non-attorney town court justice for intervening in a matter that involved the complaint of his son about a hunter trespassing on the son's property.
The commission's press release notes that the justice arranged for the case to come to him, took a guilty plea and then transferred the case to his co-judge to impose sentence, and suggested to the co-judge that a fine be imposed. (Mike Frisch)
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