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

01/25/2000
 
 

The judge improperly conducted “informal” peace bond hearings without requiring cash and/or a surety bond, engaged in improper ex parte communications, and used the prestige of her office to influe...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

Judge A wrote a letter on official court stationery to Judge B asking Judge B to allow Judge A’s son to take a driving safety course in lieu of fine. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Jud...

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

01/25/2000
 
 

During telephone calls with a litigant, the judge made disparaging comments about the litigant and told the litigant that the judge would throw the litigant in jail if the litigant came to the judg...