FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition of a County Judge. (1/14/10)

01/14/2010
 
 

The judge attempted to use her position as judge in order to advance the private interests of her husband when she (a) advised her husband not to cooperate with the law enforcement and (b) informed...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Judge. (12/18/09)

12/18/2009
 
 

In a news column, the judge identified himself as a judge, and then made specific comments about race to the extent that they were perceived by the public to be derogatory towards Whites, which cal...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/18/09)

12/18/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law, demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law, and denied a party the right to be heard according to law by: (a) continuing to preside over the parti...

Private Admonition of a Former District Judge. (12/17/09)

12/17/2009
 
 

The judge detained a defendant and ordered the defendant to undergo a urinalysis test after the jury returned a verdict of acquittal. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.]...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (12/09/09)

12/09/2009
 
 

The judge acted without legal authority by mandating that parents appear before the court with their 17-year old child in order to resolve a traffic offense. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of t...

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (11/19/09)

11/19/2009
 
 

The judge met privately with a party and discussed substantive issues about a case, outside the presence of the opposing party. Based on the improper ex parte discussion, the judge granted the par...

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (11/19/09)

11/19/2009
 
 

The judge represented criminal defendants in their respective cases after he had magistrated the same defendants while serving as a municipal judge. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Jud...

Private Reprimand of a Senior Judge. (10/30/09)

10/30/2009
 
 

The judge failed to disclose her relationship to an attorney while presiding over a case in which the attorney represented a party. The judge further appointed the attorney as an ad litem in sever...