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Judge texted during trial to help state, says ex-prosecutor

July 9th, 2013

A former prosecutor who is now a Texas judge has admitted in a letter that she aided another judge who, it is claimed, sent texts during a 2012 trial in an effort to help the state with its case. Kaycee L. Jones, who is now a 411th Judicial District judge? Read more..

Former prosecutor loses law license for 2 years for texting with judge

June 21st, 2013

The Florida Supreme Court is suspending the law license of a former prosecutor who was involved in a relationship with a judge. Read more..

‘All the judges do it,’ says jurist of comments she made to new judge on her former case

May 31st, 2013

When asked to recuse herself from a criminal case in which the newly appearing defense attorney was her husband’s divorce lawyer, an Ohio judge did so. But after the Hamilton County criminal case was reassigned, Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz offered her thoughts about the case to the new judge.. Read more..

Ex-judge charged with stealing drug evidence while on the bench

May 23rd, 2013

A former Pennsylvania court judge has been charged on multiple counts of theft and drug possession. The charges against retired Washington County Common Pleas judge Paul Pozonsky, who stepped down last year after he was stripped of all criminal cases by President Judge Debbie O’Dell-Seneca, follow a state police investigation? Read more..

Judge’s Facebook friendship didn’t indicate bias, state appellate court rules

May 22nd, 2013

When are friends not really friends? Perhaps on Facebook, the Fifth District of Texas Court of Appeals recently ruled, in a matter involving a judge’s social media contacts and perceived biases. The appeal was brought by William Scott Youkers, who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend and later had a.. Read more..

Judge is suspended for jailing lawyer who advised his client not to answer drug-use questions

May 2nd, 2013

A Michigan judge will be suspended for 30 days for jailing a lawyer who asserted his client’s Fifth Amendment rights when the judge asked questions about past drug use. Judge Kenneth Post of Hudsonville will begin the unpaid suspension on May 22, report the Grand Rapids.. Read more..

Judge who shouted ‘shut up!’ in YouTube clip is suspended for nearly 4 years

April 1st, 2013

An admittedly intemperate family court judge has been suspended without pay for the remaining years of his term by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. In one angry rant from the bench that has been viewed on YouTube more than 200,000 times,? Read more…

Judge admits sex with witness in chambers, but says it didn’t affect his decision-making

March 30th, 2013

A lawyer for an embattled Michigan judge who is facing an ethics complaint has said he doesn’t believe the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission will be able to prove charges that Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree made a false report of a felony, made misrepresentations to the commission and engaged… Read more…

Court: Judge should apologize for rude behavior

March 18th, 2013

The Florida Supreme Court has affirmed a trial judge’s discipline for “rude and intemperate behavior” that included screaming at attorneys and sentencing a defendant without his lawyer present. Read more..

3rd judge takes plea in federal ticket-fix case

March 13th, 2013

A third Pennsylvania judge has taken a plea in a federal ticket-fixing case in which nine jurists who work in Philadelphia traffic court and suburban courts were charged. Federal prosecutors said senior Traffic Court Judge Fortunato N. Perri Sr., 76, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and? Read more..