(Subscription required) The Commission on Judicial Performance announced a new rule Tuesday that will make it easier to temporarily suspend judges, bringing the agency more in line with the American Bar Association’s model rules for judicial discipline.
(Subscription required) The judge assigned to hear a lawsuit by the Commission on Judicial Performance against California State Auditor Elaine Howle will recuse himself, according to a San Francisco County Superior Court spokesperson.
A Napa County judge has agreed to resign from office after he was caught swiping a handful of fancy business card holders from a San Francisco social club earlier this year, a state watchdog agency announced Monday.
(Subscription required) The attorney for State Auditor Elaine Howle is seeking to undercut a core legal argument used by attorneys for the Commission on Judicial Performance as the agency seeks to block portions of an audit ordered by the Legislature.
The Commission on Judicial Performance yesterday publicly admonished an Orange Superior Court judge for an inappropriate Facebook post attacking a prosecutor who tried to unseat one of his colleagues in last year’s election.