43 California judges reprimanded in 2014

April 6, 2015

justiceDozens of reprimands were handed to California judges in 2014 for a wide range of transgressions that include having sex in their chambers and demeaning defendants. [LA Times]

Of the 43 reprimands, two were public reprimands for judges who had sex with women in their chambers, one with his former law students, the other with his court clerk. In another case, while in chambers a judge had his law clerk hear pleas and impose sentences.

In 2014, California’s Commission on Judicial Performance received 1,212 complaints against judges. Of those, the state watchdog agency reprimanded 43 judges. Two other validated cases were closed because the judges left the bench before a reprimand was issued.

Most judicial misconduct is handled by the commission sending the judge a private reprimand. Of the 43 cases of judicial misconduct, only five reprimands were made public.

There are about 1,800 judges in California, and generally fewer than 50 each year receive some form of reprimand. Nevertheless, judicial misconduct may be under reported because few people know how to file a report.


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10 Comments

  1. LameCommenter says:

    So, with 300% of normal jailhouse custody deaths, can we get somebody to reprimand Parkinson ?

    (3) 9 Total Votes - 6 up - 3 down
  2. kayaknut says:

    Attorneys watching attorneys, now don’t I feel safer.

    (23) 27 Total Votes - 25 up - 2 down
  3. NorthCountyGuy says:

    Not surprised that local judges might be in bed with their local Ol-Boy Clique.

    In Paso Robles, the Ol’Boy Clique would be Jim App’s buddies.

    (12) 18 Total Votes - 15 up - 3 down
  4. NorthCountyGuy says:

    Not surprised.

    A small claims Pro-Tem judge in Paso Robles went way out of his way to be discourteous, demeaning an insulting to Senior Citizen plaintiffs.

    On the other hand, this small claims Pro Tem judge went way out of his way to pander to politically-influenciall defendants.

    Its almost enough to think that this small claims Pro Tem judge could be in need of professional anger management.

    Its almost enough to think that the Paso Robles court discriminates against senior citizens.

    (13) 17 Total Votes - 15 up - 2 down
  5. SloTownMan says:

    Bill Clinton appointees ?

    (-2) 44 Total Votes - 21 up - 23 down
  6. abigchocoholic says:

    Of the 43 reprimands, two were public reprimands for judges who had sex with women in their chambers, one with his former law students, the other with his court clerk
    ——————
    Sex. It takes down so many men, even Presidents. So weird.

    Sex pretty much dominates our lives. And some say we’re not animals. Go figure.

    (18) 22 Total Votes - 20 up - 2 down
    • indigo1955 says:

      Western culture does not consider the chakras above the belly button. Therefore, you would not expect a “higher” form of consciousness that focuses on having integrity, keeping your word, striving to live by a higher value system. You would instead see lots of friction and humping, the desire for material goods and the desire for personal power.

      People have the capacity to become so much more….but are trapped in lower thinking.

      (0) 4 Total Votes - 2 up - 2 down
  7. Rich in MB says:

    The Black Robes seem to be hiding more than just Boxer Shorts.

    (21) 25 Total Votes - 23 up - 2 down

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