Thursday, April 7, 2011

Two Justices In A Fix

Two town court justices were sanctioned in related matters by the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct. A press release reports that one was censured and the other resigned from office.

The censured justice "a part-time judge who is also a school transportation official, improperly intervened on behalf of a co-worker whose ticket was returnable before [the removed judge]"  who was "charged, among other things, with granting or appearing to grant special consideration to the defendant in the same case."

Three commission members favored admonishment rather than censure. The Commission Adminstrator had recommendment removal from office.

The censure is linked here. The decision in the matter of the justice who resigned is here. (Mike Frisch)

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