Private Reprimand of a Judicial District Judge (09/01/2015)


The judge inappropriately used public resources, including but not limited to court property, time, and letterhead, to retaliate against a political opponent and to pressure colleagues into interceding in the opponent's political campaign. The judge's conduct toward the political opponent outweighed any matters of legitimate public concern raised by the judge in a press conference, described by the media as "bizarre," and undermined public confidence in the judiciary and administration of justice. [Violation of Canons 2A, 2B, 3B(2), 3B(4) and 4A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Article V, ยง1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution.] Private Reprimand of a District Judge. 09/01/2015.