FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge allowed his name to appear as a supporter on various candidates’ campaign literature. In addition, the judge told a newspaper reporter that he supported a specific candidate. Additional...

Private Warning of a County Judge (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge failed to obtain the mandatory judicial education hours for fiscal year 2000. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Rule 2a(2) of the Rules of Judici...

Private Warning of a Former Municipal Judge (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge rudely admonished a court clerk in open court and directed a profanity in Spanish toward the court clerk embarrassing her in open court. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Jud...

Private Admonition of a Former District Court Judge (10/08/01)

08/01/2001
 
 

The judge engaged in an improper ex parte communication concerning the merits of a pending Motion to Abate. Shortly after the meeting, the judge signed an Abatement Order and set a hearing on the ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/29/01)

06/29/2001
 
 

The judge issued an evidentiary search warrant without proper authority; set a civil action for trial prior to the defendant’s answer date; conducted an independent investigation into the merits of...

Private Reprimand of a District Court Judge (06/21/01)

06/21/2001
 
 

The judge allowed a difficult relationship with a former employee to improperly influence the judge’s judgment and conduct. The judge’s lack of judgment manifested itself in the unreasonable refus...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/20/01)

06/20/2001
 
 

The judge issued a Magistrate’s Emergency Protective Order without the proper authority. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additional Educa...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (06/20/01)

06/20/2001
 
 

The judge wrote a letter on behalf of a defendant and his family. The judge’s actions in the matter were inconsistent with the proper performance of the judge’s duties. [Violation of Canon 2B of ...