Private Warning of a Municipal Judge (02/22/00)

02/22/2000
 
 

The judge prepared a newspaper advertisement in which the judge urged local residents to vote for a specific candidate for a local public office. [Violation of Canons 2B and 5(3) of the Texas Code ...

Private Warning of an Appellate Justice (02/22/00)

02/22/2000
 
 

The judge mailed postcards urging voters to support the judge’s son’s political campaign. [Violation of Canons 2B and 5(3) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning of an Appellate J...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/11/00)

02/11/2000
 
 

Prior to the expiration of the 30 days allowed by law for a traffic defendant to present a certificate of completion of a driving safety course, a judge issued a show cause order requiring the defe...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (02/10/00)

02/10/2000
 
 

Following the jury’s deliberation and verdict, the judge made negative comments to jurors about a litigant’s attorney’s integrity and professionalism, and comments about the litigant that indicated...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/02/00)

02/02/2000
 
 

The judge failed to properly supervise a clerk under her direction over a five-year period; relied upon the clerk to receive, record, deposit and report funds received by the court; made no effort ...

Private Reprimand of a County Judge (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

The judge, whose court has jurisdiction over alcohol-related offenses, pled guilty to the charge of driving while intoxicated. [Violation of Canons 2A and 4A(1) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduc...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

The judge attempted to mediate a private dispute, even though no case was pending in the judge’s court. Additionally, the judge engaged in ex parte communications with a law enforcement officer abo...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

After the judge’s court had lost jurisdiction over the civil case, the judge assisted the plaintiff in collecting on the judgment. Without holding a hearing, the judge held the defendant in contemp...