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.
(Subscription required) Victoria B. Henley, director for 26 years of the California Commission on Judicial Performance,announced Thursday she will retire at the end of the year, earning plaudits for bringing integrity to the investigations of allegedly bad judges.
(Subscription required) The state Commission on Judicial Performance disciplined more judges in 2016 than the previous year, including removing one judge from the bench for the first time in three years, according to its annual report.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Tara Flanagan was admonished by the state’s judicial discipline agency Tuesday for failing to report the actual source of $25,000 in loans to her successful 2012 campaign.
(Subscription required) Despite the state Supreme Court declining to review the Commission on Judicial Performance's public admonishment, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edmund W. Clarke Jr. may not give up his fight.
(Subscription required) The Commission on Judicial Performance is seeking public comment on a series of proposed changes to its rules, including lowering the standard for disqualifying a judge during investigations and broadening whom on the commission could be appointed to negotiate a settlement.
SAN FRANCISCO—The California Supreme Court today announced the reappointment of Justice Ignazio J. Ruvolo, Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four (San Francisco), and the new appointment of Judge Michael B. Harper of the Superior Court of Trinity County, as members of the Commission on Judicial Performance. Both terms begin March 1, 2017.
A state judicial commission on Monday declined to punish Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara County Superior Court judge who was widely criticized for the six-month jail sentence he imposed on a former Stanford University student accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
(Subscription required) Attorneys for the California State Auditor submitted a response Monday to a writ filed last month by the Commission on Judicial Performance challenging the auditor's jurisdiction.