Judicial Conduct Reporter Topic Index

Index

The following index begins with Volume 15, No. 1. The most recent previous index is in Volume 14, No. 4.The numbers refer to the volume number, the issue number, and the page number on which the article discussing the topics begins. For example, "16/2/1" indicates that the articles is in Volume 16, No. 2, beginning at page 1. Several double issues of the Reporter have been published and are indicated, for example, by "20/2-3" or "17/4-18/1" followed by the page number.

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A

ABA Model Code revisions | Abuse of power | Administrative duties | Advisory opinions | Alcoholism/impairment | Appointments | Attorney misconduct

B

Bar associations | Bias

C

Campaign contributions/publicly stated support | Campaign speech | Campaign oversight | Canons 1 and 2 | Character witness | Charitable fund-raising | Community activities | Confidentiality | Conduct in judicial discipline proceedings | Contempt | Court staff

D

Delay and diligence | Demeanor | Disciplinary responsibilities | Dismissals | Disqualification/recusal

E

Ex parte communications

F

Falsehoods/lack of candor | Family members | Federal judicial discipline | Financial activities

G

Gifts

H

Homeowners' association

I

Impeachment

J

Judges' association | Judicial education | Juries

L

Legal error/abuse of discretion as misconduct | Letters of recommendation

M

Misrepresentation by judges 

N

Nepotism | New judge issues

O

Organizations that practice invidious discrimination | Other countries

P

Part-time lawyer judges | Personal conduct | Political activities (not related to judge's own campaign) | Practice of law | Prestige of office | Private discipline | Pro se litigants | Problem-solving courts | Procedures in judicial discipline cases – specific states | Procedures in judicial discipline cases

R

Removal | Republican Party of Minnesota v. White

S

Sanctions | Settlement | Sexual harassment/sexual conduct | Smoking in chambers | Social activity of judges | | Social media | Speech and writing

T

Ticket-fixing | Title | Travel reimbursements

U

Use of court resources

W

Weddings


ABA Model Code revisions

  • The American Bar Association Model Code of Judicial Conduct 25/3/1 (fall 2003)
  • Revision of the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct 27/2/3 (summer 2005)
  • Proposed Revisions to the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct 28/3/1 (fall 2006)
  • New Model Code of Judicial Conduct 29/1/1 (spring 2007)
  • Top Judicial Ethics Stories in 2008 30/4/1 (winter 2009)
  • Model Code Adoption 31/4/2 (winter 2010)

Abuse of power

  • Judge Sanctioned for Unauthorized Letter and Hearing after Observing Reckless Driving 22/1/5 (spring 2000)
  • Personal Vendetta against Attorney: Recent Case 24/2/3 (summer 2002)
  • udicial Road Rage 25/1/1 (spring 2003)
  • Flipping a Coin: Recent Cases 25/2/1 (summer 2003)
  • Recent Decisions: Rejecting Plea Agreement 32/1/3 (spring 2010)
  • Recent Decisions: Inappropriate Detention 32/1/3 (spring 2010)
  • Incarcerating attorney 33/2/3 (summer 2011)
  • Escalating a personal disagreement 33/2/1 (summer 2011)
  • Recent cases: Abuse of power 33/3/3 (fall 2012)
  • Recent cases: Public feud 35/1/4 (spring 2013)

Administrative duties

  • Discipline for Failure to Perform Duties and Cooperate with Other Judges 23/4/2 (winter 2002)
  • Discipline for Failure to Perform Administrative Duties 24/4/3 (winter 2003)
  • Administrative Failures by Judges 26/4/2 (winter 2005)
  • Recent Cases: Sport (dereliction of duty) 28/2/3 (summer 2006)
  • Failure to Supervise: Recent Cases 29/1/3 (spring 2007)
  • Pre-signed orders: Recent Decisions 29/1/5 (spring 2007)
  • Scheduling: Recent Decisions 32/2/3 (summer 2010)
  • Aggie ring: Recent decisions 33/3/7 (fall 2011)
  • Supplemental payments: Recent decisions 33/3/10 (fall 2011)
  • Guns and judges 33/3/11 (fall 2011)
  • While on military duty: Recent cases 34/1/3 (spring 2012)
  • Cancelling court reporter: Recent cases 34/1/3 (spring 2012)
  • Recent cases: Pistols 34/3/3 (fall 2012)
  • Wedding fees 38/1/1 (spring 2016)

Advisory opinions

  • Rhode Island to Publish Advisory Opinions 16/2/2 (summer 1994)
  • Advisory Opinions on the Web 21/2/4 (summer 1999)
  • Recent Advisory Opinions: Problem-solving Courts 28/4/2 (winter 2008)
  • Judicial Ethics Advisory Committees 31/1/2 (spring 2009)

Alcoholism/impairment

  • West Virginia Judicial Panel Reviews Impairment 16/2/3 (summer 1994(
  • Kansas Committee Assists Impaired Judges 16/2/3 (summer 1994)
  • Discipline for Driving While Intoxicated 24/4/2 (winter 2003)
  • Programs to Address Judicial Substance Abuse 25/1/4 (spring 2003)
  • Providing Help for Judges in Distress 28/2/4 (summer 2006)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2012 (addiction fallout) 34/4/11 (winter 2013)

Appointments

  • The Appearance of Favoritism in Appointments 27/3/3 (fall 2005)
  • Nepotism 35/2/1 (summer 2013)
  • Delegating powers to receive, disproportionate appointments:  Recent cases 36/3/3 (fall 2014)

Attorney misconduct

  • Judicial Discipline for Pre-Bench Attorney Misconduct 23/3/1 (fall 2001)
  • Bar Discipline 30/4/8 (winter 2009)
  • Recent Decisions: Appearance of Quid Pro Quo in Appointments 32/1/3 (spring 2010)

Bar association

  • May a Judge Serve as a Bar Association Officer? 18/4/2 (winter 1997)
  • Judges’ Participation in Bar Association Activities 20/2-3/12 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Recent Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions: Bar and Judges' Associations 30/1/2 (spring 2009)

Bias

  • Judge Removed for Anti-Prosecution Bias 20/2-3/1 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Judge Sanctioned for Comments that Manifested Socioeconomic Bias 21/3/6 (fall 1999)
  • Recent Cases: Exchanging Notes with Staff that Created and Appearance of Bias 22/3/6 (fall 2000)
  • Letters About Cases: Recent Decisions 26/1/3 (spring 2004)
  • Creating Appearance of Bias: Recent Decisions 26/2/4 (summer 2004)
  • Recent Decisions: Halloween Costume 27/1/4 (spring 2005)
  • Comments Regarding Crimes Against Women 29/2/3 (summer 2007)
  • Recent cases:  Religious practices 37/1/12 (spring 2015)

Campaign contributions/publicly stated support

  • Recent Decisions: Judicial Campaign Fund Raising 17/1/1 (spring 1995)
  • Ohio Campaign Spending Limits Held Unconstitutional 18/3/2 (fall 1996)
  • Justice Sanctioned for Soliciting Publicly-Stated Support During Campaign 19/4-20/1/12 (winter-spring 1998)
  • Disposition of Unexpended Judicial Campaign 23/2/1 (summer 2001)
  • Judicial Campaign Restrictions Upheld 23/2/2 (summer 2001)
  • Recent Cases: Campaign Conduct 27/2/7 (summer 2005)
  • Top Judicial Ethics Stories in 2008: Campaign Solicitations 30/4/1 (winter 2009)
  • The First Amendment and solicitation of campaign contributions:  Williams-Yulee v. Florda Bar 37/1/4 (spring 2015)
  • Personal solicitation of campaign contributions:  Top judicial ethics stories of 2016 37/4/11 (winter 2016)

Campaign speech

  • Recent Developments: Campaign Speech 15/2/1 (summer 1993)
  • Recent Decisions: Campaign Speech 16/1/6 (spring 1994)
  • Advisory Opinions Set Limits on Campaign Speech 18/2/1 (summer 1996)
  • Campaign Ad Earns Reprimand for Ohio Judge 18/4/6 (winter 1997)
  • Judicial Campaign Ads Violate Code of Conduct 19/1/2 (spring 1997)
  • The Florida Supreme Court Takes Aim at Unethical Judicial Campaign Conduct 19/4-20/1/1 (winter-spring 1998)
  • Georgia Adopts New Rules Governing Political Conduct 19/2-3/12 (summer-fall 1997)
  • Setback to Fair Judicial Campaigns in Michigan 22/1/1 (spring 2000)
  • Court Upholds Prohibition on Misrepresentations in Campaigns, Overturns Provision on Maintaining Dignity 22/1/3 (spring 2000)
  • Recent Cases: Campaign statements about leniency 22/4/7 (winter 2001)
  • Judicial Campaign Restrictions Upheld 23/2/2 (summer 2001)
  • Judges Sanctioned for Campaign Speech Violations 23/3/4 (fall 2001)
  • Judicial Campaign Speech: Recent Decisions 25/2/3 (summer 2003)
  • Judicial Campaign Speech: Canon 5A(3)(d) 26/3/1 (fall 2004)
  • Campaign and Political Activity Developments 28/1/4 (spring 2006)
  • Campaign Speech Developments 28/2/4 (summer 2006)
  • Recent Advisory Opinions -- Campaign and Political Activity (summer 2008)
  • Campaign Representations about Incumbency (summer 2008)
  • Top Judicial Ethics Stories in 2008: Campaign Speech 30/4/1 (winter 2009)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2012 (judicial elections) 34/4/11 (winter 2013)
  • Misrepresentations about incumbency in judicial election campaigns 38/1/10 (spring 2016)
  • False or misleading campaign statemetns 38/2/1 (summer 2016)

Campaign oversight

  • South Dakota Adopts Procedure for Handling Judicial Campaign Complaints 19/4-20/1/9 (winter-spring 1998)
  • Judicial Campaign Oversight 21/4/1 (winter 2000)
  • The National Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct: Mission, Activities, and Prospects 26/1/1 (spring 2004)
  • To judicial ethics stories of 2012 (judicial elections) 34/4/11 (winter 2013)

Canons 1 and 2

  • Canons 1 and 2 25/3/ (fall 2003)

Character witness

  • Acting as a Character Witness 25/2/1(summer 2003)

Charitable fund-raising

  • Charitable Contributions as Part of a Sentence 21/4/1(winter 2000)
  • Juror Compensation and Charitable Donations 21/4/6 (winter 1999)
  • Involvement with Charitable Organization: Recent Cases 25/2/1 (summer 2003)
  • Charitable Fund-raising 25/3/3 (fall 2003)
  • Solicitation of Charitable Contributions 26/2/5 (summer 2004)
  • Recent Judicial Advisory Opinions: Charitable Fund-Raising 26/3/2 (fall 2004)
  • Solicitation of Pro Bono Legal Services 26/3/3 (fall 2004)
  • Image Campaigns 27/1/3 (spring 2005)
  • Participation in Fund-raising Event: Recent Decisions 28/3/4 (fall 2006)
  • Charitable fund-raising: Recent decisions 29/1/4 (spring 2007)
  • Donations to Charitable Auctions 30/1/3 (spring 2009)
  • Participating in Charitable Walkathons, Performances, and Similar Fund-raiser 32/2/1 (summer 2010)
  • Soliciting for display 33/2/11 (summer 2011)
  • Defining charitable "fund-raising event" 36/1/1 (spring 2014)
  • Pariticpating in fund-raising events 36/2/1 (summer 2014)
  • Discipline for charitable fund-raising 36/2/1 (summer 2014)
  • Charitable contributions as part of sentences 38/3/1 (fall 2016)

Community activities

  • What Can Judges Do under the Code? Judicial Ethics and Community Activities 15/1/1(spring 1993)
  • Isolation and Individualism: The Twin Tempters of Judicial Service 15/1/1(spring 1993)
  • Judge Censured for Serving on Government Panel 17/2/4 (summer 1995)
  • Ethics and Judges' Evolving Roles Off the Bench: Service on Governmental Commissions 24/1/1 (spring 2002)
  • Judge's Participation in Cultural Exchange 24/3/5 (fall 2002)
  • Service in National Guard 26/3/3 (fall 2004)
  • Recent Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions -- Extra-Judicial Activities 29/1/2 (spring 2007)
  • Judges as Board Members for Non-profit Organizations that Provide Court-Ordered Services 32/1/3 (spring 2010)
  • Serving on boards of legal aid organizations and similar groups 34/2/4 (summer 2012)
  • Nexuses and tangents:  The law, the legal system, or the administration of justice 37/1/1 (spring 2015)
  • Judges and Boy Scouts:  Top judicial ethics stories of 2016 37/4/10 (winter 2016)

Conduct in judicial discipline proceedings

  • Treatment of judicial discipline complainants 36/1/1 (spring 2014)

Confidentiality

  • Recent Decision: Confidentiality 16/3/5 (fall 1994(
  • New Hampshire Changes Confidentiality Rules 17/4-18/1/10 (winter-spring 1996)
  • AJS Adopts Policy on Confidentiality 17/4-18/1/10 (winter-spring 1996)
  • New Hampshire Changes Confidentiality Rules 21/3/5 (fall 1999)
  • Recent Cases: Failure to comply with the law and violating confidentiality rules 22/3/5 (fall 2000)
  • Disclosure to Bar Authorities: Exceptions to Confidentiality 22/4/2 (winter 2001)
  • Disclosure to Law Enforcement Authorities: Exceptions to Confidentiality 23/1/2 (spring 2001)
  • Disclosure to Appointing Authorities: Exceptions to Confidentiality 23/3/3 (fall 2001)
  • Statement of Clarification and Correction: Exceptions to Confidentiality 24/1/2 (spring 2002)
  • Confidentiality Rules Change in Arizona 28/2/1 (summer 2006)
  • Confidentiality of Complaints (summer 2008)
  • Disclosure of Dismissals to the Public 31/2/3 (summer 2009)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2011 33/4/1 (winter 2012)

Contempt

  • Exercising Control Without Contempt 21/3/1 (fall 1999)
  • Abuse of the Contempt Power 27/4/3 (winter 2007)
  • Holding domestic violence complainant in contempt: Recent decisions 33/3/9 (fall 2011)
  • Treatment of domestic violence complainants 38/2/1 (summer 2016)

Court staff

  • Codes of Conduct for Nonjudicial Court Employees 15/4/1 (winter 1994)
  • Court Staff Falls Under Conduct Panel’s Watch 16/1/7 (spring 1994)
  • Washington Censures Judges for Romance with Secretary 18/2/7 (summer 1996)
  • Judge Censured for Affair with Court Reporter 18/4/7 (winter 1997)
  • Use for Court Staff and Resources for Personal Business 19/4-20/1/1 (winter-spring 1998)
  • Recent Cases: Exchanging notes with staff that created an appearance of bias 22/3/6 (fall 2000)
  • Law Courts' Acceptance of Perks From Future Employers 24/1/1 (spring 2002)
  • Law Clerk's Future Employer 24/2/1(summer 2002)
  • Recent Advisory Opinions: Court Staff 27/2/2 (summer 2005)
  • Failure to Supervise: Recent Decision 28/3/4 (fall 2006)
  • Nepotism 35/2/1 (summer 2013)
  • Small claims case: Recent cases 36/2/11 (summer 2014)
  • Improper delegation of adjudicative responsibilities 38/3/1 (fall 2016)

Delay and diligence

  • Judges Who Delay May be Subject to Discipline 18/4/1 (winter 1997)
  • Recent Cases: Delay in circulating opinions by supreme court justice 22/4/7
  • Discipline for Delay 31/4/1 (winter 2010)
  • Trial schedule 35/3/3 (fall 2013)
  • Failure to follow the law, chronic tardiness: Recent cases 36/2/3 (summer 2014)
  • Failing to speak up:  Recent cases 38/1/1 (spring 2016)
  • Improper delegation of adjudicative responsibilities 38/3/1 (fall 2016)

Demeanor

  • Appellate Judge Reprimanded for Critical Comments Made in Oral Argument 20/2-3/14 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Judge Sanctioned for Bullying, Failure to Protect Rights 21/3/4 (fall 1999)
  • Judge Removed for Ethnic Slurs, Attempts to Influence Depositions 22/4/7 (winter 2001)
  • Recent Cases: Disparaging comments to defendant; Criticism of jury 22/4/7 (winter 2001)
  • What They Said That Got Them in Trouble 24/4/2 (winter 2003)
  • Comments During Sentencing: Recent Cases 25/2/1 (summer 2003)
  • The Duty to Be Patient, Dignified, and Courteous 25/4/4 (winter 2004)
  • Treatment of Jurors 25/4/4 (winter 2004)
  • Treatment of Court Staff 25/4/5 (winter 2004)
  • Recent Cases: Judicial Demeanor 28/1/1 (spring 2006)
  • Comments Regarding Crimes Against Women 29/2/3 (summer 2007)
  • Embroilment 30/1/1 (spring 2008)
  • What They Said That Got Them in Trouble 31/4/1 (winter 2010)
  • Demeanor in Domestic Violence Cases 32/1/1 (spring 2010)
  • Recent Decisions: Inappropriate Outbursts 32/1/3 (spring 2010)
  • Demeanor: Recent Decisions 32/2/3 (summer 2010)
  • Tinfoil hat: Recent Decisions 32/2/3 (summer 2010)
  • Comments about KKK 33/2/3 (summer 2011)
  • Ethnic stereotypes: Recent decisions 33/3/8 (fall 2011)
  • Comments during sentencing 35/3/1 (fall 2013)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2014:  Chronological age (winter 2015)
  • Marathon session:  Recent cases  37/2/3 (summer 2015)
  • Personified incivility:  Recent cases 38/3/3 (fall 2016)

Disciplinary responsibilities

  • Disciplinary Responsibilities 15/4/6 (winter 1994)
  • A Judge’s Obligation to Report Criminal Activity 18/3/3 (fall 1996)
  • Disciplinary Responsibilities 25/3/3 (fall 2003)
  • Reporter misconduct: Recent cases 35/2/11 (summer 2013)
  • Failing to speak up:  Recent cases 38/1/1 (spring 2016)

Dismissals

  • Commissions Dismiss Cases for a Variety of Reasons 22/2/1 (summer 2000)
  • Explaining the role of judicial conduct commissions 34/2/1 (spring 2012)
  • Public outrage in California:  Top judicial ethics and discipline stories of 2016 38/4/13 (winter 2017)

Disqualification/recusal

  • Supreme Court Justices Adopt Recusal Policy 15/3/6 (fall 1993)
  • Recent Decisions: Disqualification 15/4/4 (winter 1994)
  • Article Outlines Procedure for Recusing Judges 17/2/4 (summer 1995)
  • Disqualification Based on Comments to the Media in a Pending Case 23/2/1 (summer 2001)
  • Disqualification for Economic Interest: Recent Case 23/2/4 (summer 2001)
  • Disqualification: Judge's Attorney Appears in a Case 24/3/1 (fall 2002)
  • Cases Involving Family Members: Recent Decisions 26/1/3 (spring 2004)
  • Recent Judicial Advisory Opinions: Disqualification 26/2/2 (summer 2004)
  • Judicial Campaign Opponents and Impartiality 29/2/1 (summer 2007)
  • Recent Advisory Opinions -- Disqualification 29/2/2 (summer 2007)
  • Campaign Supporters and Disqualification 29/3/1 (fall 2007)
  • Disqualification Following a Complaint or Lawsuit Against a Judge (summer 2008)
  • Disqualification and Friendships with Attorney 31/3/1 (fall 2009)
  • Recent Decisions: Using Recusal as a Tactic 32/1/3 (spring 2010)
  • Disqualification Issues Faced by New Judges 32/3/1 (fall 2010)
  • Failure to Disqualify: Recent Decisions 32/3/3 (fall 2010)
  • When a Relative is Involved in a Case 33/2/1 (summer 2011)
  • When a Relative is a Prosecutor or Other Government Attorney 33/2/1 (summer 2011)
  • A lawyer in the family—Part III: Disqualification when a relative’s law firm appears in a case 33/3/1 (fall 2011)
  • Failing to disqualify from friends’ divorce: Recent decisions 33/3/1 (fall 2011)
  • Fine-tuning disqualification rules 34/1/1 (spring 2012)
  • Inappropriate order: Recent cases 34/2/11 (summer 2012)
  • Recent cases: Pistols 34/3/3 (fall 2012)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2012 (Tennessee disqualification reform) 34/4/8 (winter 2013)
  • Taking action after disqualification 35/2/1 (summer 2013)
  • Recent disqualification decisions 35/3/1 (fall 2013)
  • Disqualification 35/3/3 (fall 2013)
  • Woman judge was dating 35/3/3 (fall 2013)
  • Failure to appoint interpreter 36/3/11 (fall 2014)
  • Disqualification:  Recent cases 38/2/4 (summer 2016)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court and state judicial disqualification:   Top judicial ethics stories of 2016 38/4/20 (winter 2017)

Ex parte communications

  • Ex Parte Communications: Recent Discipline 21/2/1 (summer 1999)
  • Ex Parte Communications: Recent Advisory Opinions 21/2/4 (summer 1999)
  • Recent Cases: Ex parte Communications with Experts 22/3/1 (fall 2000)
  • Ex Parte Petitions to Temporary Custody Orders 23/3/9 (fall 2001)
  • Ex Parte Communications: Recent Cases 24/2/2 (summer 2002)
  • Pending Case, Public Comment, and Course of Official Duties Defined: Recent Case 24/3/3 (fall 2002)
  • Ex Parte Communications 25/3/1 (fall 2003)
  • After an Ex Parte Communication 26/2/1 (summer 2004)
  • Ex Parte Communications: Recent Cases 28/4/1 (winter 2008)
  • The Temptations of Technology 31/2/1 (summer 2009)
  • Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law 31/2/3 (summer 2009)
  • Ex Parte Communications in Domestic Violence Cases 32/2/1 (summer 2010)
  • Ex Parte Communications in Problem-solving Courts 32/2/4 (summer 2010)
  • Independent Investigatiion: Recent Decisions 32/3/3 (fall 2010)
  • Ex Parte Communications 33/1/1 (spring 2011)
  • Reading on-line comments: Recent cases 34/1/7 (spring 2012)
  • Independent investigations 34/2/1 (summer 2012)
  • Ex parte communications with defense counsel, police chief: Recent cases 34/2/3 (summer 2012)
  • Ex parte communication with prosecutor: Recent cases 34/2/3 (summer 2012)
  • After disconnecting: Recent cases 34/2/3 (summer 2012)
  • Ex parte sidebar with prosecutor: Recent cases 35/2/3 (summer 2013)
  • Ex parte communication with grandmother: Recent cases 35/2/11 (summer 2013)
  • Small claims case: Recent cases 36/2/3 (summer 2014)

Falsehoods/lack of candor

  • Gifts/Lack of Candor Lead to Judge’s Removal 17/2/1 (summer 1995)
  • Judge Censured for False Claim to Medal of Honor 17/2/2 (summer 1995)
  • New York/Michigan Judges Removed for Patterns of Misrepresentation 20/2-3/ 7 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Discipline for Misrepresentations 23/4/3 (winter 2002)

Family members

  • Judges Need Clear Rules on Family’s Political Activity 17/4-18/1/9 (winter-spring 1996)
  • Giving Legal Advice to Family Members 21/1/1 (spring 1999)
  • Use of the Prestige of Office to Benefit Family Members 23/1/1 (spring 2001)
  • Recent Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions: Family Matters 27/1/2 (spring 2005)
  • When a Family Member Supports a Political Candidate 30/1/1 (spring 2008)
  • When a Family Member is Running for Political Office (summer 2008)
  • Attending a Hearing with a Family Member 30/1/3 (spring 2009)
  • When a Relative is Involved in a Case 33/2/1 (summer 2011)
  • When a Relative is a Prosecutor or Other Government Attorney 33/2/1 (summer 2011)
  • A lawyer in the family—Part III: Disqualification when a relative’s law firm appears in a case 33/3/1 (fall 2011)
  • Defining family 37/2/1 (summer 2015)

Federal judicial discipline

  • FJC Studies Federal Judicial Discipline 15/2/1 (summer 1993)
  • Standing in Federal Discipline Proceedings 15/4/8 (winter 1994)
  • Federal Judge Disciplined for Abusive Conduct 20/2-3/5 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Federal Judge Reprimanded for Misrepresentations 20/2-3/6 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Judicial Independence and Judicial Discipline 23/3/2 (fall 2001)
  • Federal Judicial Discipline 28/3/1 (fall 2006)
  • Top Judicial Ethics Stores in 2008: Federal Judicial Reprimands 30/4/1 (winter 2009)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2011 33/4/1 (winter 2012)
  • Federal judges:  Top judicial ethics stories of 2015 (winter 2015)

Financial activities

  • Real Estate Investments: Appearing Before Administrative Agencies 22/4/6 (winter 2001)
  • Discipline for Financial Improprieties 24/4/3 (winter 2003)
  • Wedding Fees 26/1/2 (spring 2004)
  • A Judge's Participation in a Homeowners' Association 26/2/3 (summer 2004)
  • Advisory Opinions: Fiduciary Responsibilities 30/4/2 (winter 2009)
  • Wedding fees 38/1/1 (spring 2016)

Gifts

  • Recent Advisory Opinion: Ordinary Social Hospitality 16/3/7 (fall 1994)
  • Gifts/Lack of Candor Lead to Judge’s Removal 17/2/1 (summer 1995)
  • Legal Defense Funds for Judges 21/3/1 (fall 1999)
  • Judge Reprimanded for Accepting Baseball Tickets from Attorneys 22/1/6 (spring 2000)
  • Issue for New Judges 25/1/1 (spring 2003)
  • Wedding Fees 26/1/1 (spring 2004)
  • Recent Cases: Sport (accepting tickets) 28/2/3 (summer 2006)

Homeowners’ associations

  • Serving on the Board of a Homeowners’ Association 19/1/7 (spring 1997)

Impeachment

  • Illinois Chief Justice Censured, But Not Impeached 19/1/1 (spring 1997)
  • Controversy and Reform in New Hampshire 23/1/1 (spring 2001)

Judges' association

  • Recent Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions: Bar and Judges' Associations 30/1/2 (spring 2009)

Judicial education

  • Judicial Education Requirements 27/2/3 (summer 2005)
  • Continuing Legal Education Reporting: Recent Cases 28/2/3 (summer 2006)

Juries

  • Judges and Jurors 20/2-3/11 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Juror Compensation and Charitable Donations 21/4/6 (winter 2000)
  • Treatment of Jurors 25/4/4 (winter 2004)

Legal error/abuse of discretion as misconduct

  • Decision Offers Guidance on Private Sanctions and Discipline for Legal Error 21/1/1 (spring 1999)
  • Charges Dismissed Against Appellate Judge 21/2/7 (summer 1999)
  • Judge Sanctioned for Bullying, Failure to Protect Rights 21/3/4 (fall 1999)
  • Recent Cases: Failure to comply with the law and violating confidentiality rules 22/3/5 (fall 2000)
  • Discipline for Appealable Error 25/4/2 (winter 2004)
  • Coercing Guilty Pleas: Recent Cases 26/3/3 (fall 2004)
  • Failure to Comply with the Law: Recent Decision 28/1/3 (spring 2006)
  • Bad Faith Sentencing 29/1/1 (spring 2007)
  • Pattern of failure to advise of constitutional rights: Recent decisions 29/1/4 (spring 2007)
  • Denial of Bail: Recent decision 29/1/5 (spring 2007)
  • Misconduct Related to Pleas 28/4/3 (winter 2008)
  • Failing to Follow the Law 33/1/3 (spring 2011)
  • Handling Traffic Cases 33/1/3 (spring 2011)
  • Failure to read order: Recent cases 34/1/3 (spring 2012)
  • Judicial deliberative privilege 34/3/4 (fall 2012)
  • Recent cases: Ex parte custody change 34/3/3 (fall 2012)
  • Recent cases: Payment to drug fund 35/1/3 (spring 2013)
  • Court policy 35/3/8 (fall 2013)
  • Offer at arraignment: Recent cases 36/1/3 (spring 2014)
  • Unauthorized fee: Recent cases 36/1/8 (spring 2014)
  • Failure to follow the law: Recent cases 36/2/3 (summer 2014)
  • Legal error as judicial misconduct 35/3/1 (fall 2014)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2014:  Changing names 36/4/9 (winter 2015)
  • Appointed counsel practices:  Recent cases  37/2/3 (summer 2015)
  • Failing to speak up:  Recent cases 38/1/1 (spring 2016)

Letters of recommendation

  • Recent Decisions: Character Letters to Sentencing Judge 16/4/1 (winter 1995)
  • Providing Recommendations Regarding Judicial Appointments 22/1/1 (spring 2000)
  • Evaluating Attorneys 22/4/16 (winter 2001)
  • Recent Advisory Opinions: Recommendations and Reference 28/1/2 (spring 2006)
  • Recommendations in Adjudicative Proceedings 31/3/1 (fall 2009)

Misrepresentations by judges

  • Misrepresentations by Judges 26/4/2 (winter 2005)
  • False document: Recent decisions 33/3/11 (fall 2011)
  • Recent cases:  Judicial candor 37/1/12 (spring 2015)

Misuse of office

  • Gratuitous References to Judicial Position 26/2/4 (summer 2004)
  • Interfering in prosecution: Recent decisions 33/3/7 (fall 2011)
  • Recent cases: “Serious problems there, Dude” 34/3/3 (fall 2012)

Nepotism

  • Nepotism 35/2/1 (summer 2013)

New judge issues

  • Disqualification Issues Faced by New Judges 32/3/1 (fall 2010)
  • Issues for New Judges 25/1/1 (spring 2003)
  • New Judges: Winding-up a Law Practice 30/3/1 (fall 2008)

Organizations that practice invidious discrimination

  • Recent Advisory Opinions: Organizations that Practice Invidious Discrimination 17/1/1 (spring 1995)
  • Invidious Discrimination 26/3/3 (fall 2004)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2011 33/4/1 (winter 2012)

Other countries

  • Judicial Conduct Commission in Russia 29/1/3 (spring 2007)
  • Judicial Accountability System in Bosnia and Herzegovina 29/3/1 (fall 2007)

Part-time lawyer judges

  • Part-time Lawyer Judges Disciplined 23/4/5 (winter 2002)
  • Part-time Judge Presiding in Cases in Which He Had Represented Defendant: Recent Cases 25/2/9 (summer 2003)
  • Part-time judge's ad: Recent cases 35/2/11 (summer 2013)
  • Acting as attorney for rape victim 35/3/8 (fall 2013)

Personal conduct

  • Switching hats: The judge as litigant 34/1/1 (spring 2012)
  • Playing poker: Recent cases 34/2/11 (summer 2012)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2012 (viral videotape) 34/4/9 (winter 2013)
  • Continuing disregard:  Recent cases  37/2/3 (summer 2015)
  • Failing to speak up:  Recent cases 38/1/1 (spring 2016)
  • Inappropriate e-mails in Pennsylvania:  Top judicial ethics and discipline stories in 2016 38/4/7 (winter 2017)

Political activity (not related to judge's own campaign)

  • Ohio Adopts New Canon Governing Political Activity 17/1/23 (spring 1995)
  • Judges Need Clear Rules on Family’s Political Activity 17/4-18/1/ 9 (winter-spring 1996)
  • Judicial Campaign Spending Caps held Unconstitutional 20/2-3/10 (summer-fall 1998)
  • May a Judge Sign a Nominating Petition? 23/3/1 (fall 2001)
  • Recent Decisions: Political Statements 27/1/4 (spring 2005)
  • The Resign-to-Run Rule 27/3/1 (fall 2005)
  • Political Activity on Behalf of Measure to Improve the Administration of Justice 27/3/3 (fall 2005)
  • Campaign and Political Activity Developments 28/1/4 (spring 2006)
  • Political Party Caucuses and Primaries/Inaugural Events 30/1/3 (spring 2008)
  • Recent Advisory Opinions -- Campaign and Political Activity (summer 2008)
  • Recent cases: Constitutional challenge 34/1/3 (spring 2012)
  • Inaugural events 38/3/3 (fall 2016)

Practice of law

  • Arizona Disciplines Judge for Practicing Law 18/4/7 (winter 1997)
  • Giving Legal Advice to Family Members 21/1/1 (spring 1999)
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law: Recent Decisions 28/3/4 (fall 2006)
  • New Judges: Winding-up a Law Practice 30/3/1 (fall 2008)

Prestige of office

  • Misuse of Office 27/1/1 (spring 2005)
  • Letter to parole board: Recent cases 35/2/3 (summer 2013)
  • Reference letter 35/3/8 (fall 2013)
  • Difficult position:  Recent cases 38/3/44 (fall 2016)

Private discipline

  • JCOs Often Rely on Informal and Private Dispositions 17/4-18/1/7 (spring 1996)
  • Decision Offers Guidance on Private Sanctions and Discipline for Legal Error 21/1/1 (spring 1999)
  • Private Sanctions and Informal Dispositions 27/1/3 (spring 2005)

Problem-solving courts

  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2011 33/4/1 (winter 2012)

Procedures in judicial discipline cases – specific states

  • Pennsylvania Adopts New Judicial Discipline System 15/3/7 (fall 1993)
  • Georgia Updates Judicial Conduct Panel’s Rules 16/2/4 (summer 1994)
  • Structural Changes in West Virginia, California, and Nevada 16/3/6 (fall 1994)
  • Arizona Commission Rules of Procedure Amended 17/1/6 (spring 1995)
  • Procedural Changes Adopted in Maryland and Nevada 17/2/5 (summer 1995)
  • Conduct Commissions See Changes in Six States 18/3/1 (fall 1996)
  • Kansas Changes Judicial Discipline Procedures 21/1/5 (spring 1999)
  • Nine States Change Conduct/Discipline Provisions 19/2-3/8 (summer-fall 1997)
  • Controversy and Reform in New Hampshire 23/1/1 (spring 2001)
  • Before and after the bench:  Part 1 (pre-bench conduct)  37/2/1 (summer 2015)

Procedures in judicial discipline cases

  • When a High Court Justice is Charged with Misconduct 16/1/ (spring 1994)
  • JCOs Often Rely on Informal and Private Dispositions 17/4-18/1/7 (winter-spring 1996)
  • Removed Judge Seeks Office After Reelection 18/4/1 (winter 1997)
  • Disqualification of Commission Members 20/2-3/1 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Decision Offers Guidance on Private Sanctions and Discipline for Legal Error 21/4/1 (winter 2000)
  • Judicial Conduct Commissions on the World Wide Web 21/1/6 (spring 1999)
  • Anonymous Complaints Accepted by Most Judicial Conduct Organizations 20/2/1 (summer 1998)
  • Disclosure of Voting on Discipline Decisions 21/2/7 (summer 1999)
  • Ethical Guidelines for Commission Member 22/3/1 (fall 2000)
  • The Judicial Ethics Expert Witness 22/4/1 (winter 2000)
  • Fact-finders in State Judicial Discipline Proceedings 23/1/3 (spring 2001)
  • Combination of Functions within Conduct Commissions Held Not to Violate Due Process 23/2/3 (summer 2001)
  • Removal Following Criminal Conviction 24/2/8 (summer 2002)
  • Provisions Regarding Dissents 24/2/8 (summer 2002)
  • The Importance of a Judge's Conduct During Judicial Discipline Proceedings 24/3/1 (fall 2002)
  • Writing Judicial Discipline Decision 25/1/2 (spring 2003)
  • Corrective Action in Judicial Discipline Cases 25/1/4 (spring 2003)
  • Interim Suspension 26/2/1 (summer 2004)
  • Purpose of judicial discipline proceedings 17/4/2 (winter 2006)
  • Authority to Discipline Former Judges 27/4/3 (winter 2006)
  • Judicial Ethics and Discipline on the Internet 28/1/1 (spring 2006)
  • Grounds for Judicial Discipline 29/2/1 (summer 2007)
  • Assessing Complaints About Judicial Conduct 29/3/3 (fall 2007)
  • Discipline of State Supreme Court Justices 30/3/1 (fall 2008)
  • Judicial Conduct Commission Membership 30/3/3 (fall 2008)
  • Statutes of Limitations 31/3/2 (fall 2009)
  • The Judicial Ethics Expert 33/1/1 (spring 2011)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2011 33/4/1 (winter 2012)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2012 (In lieu of discipline) 34/4/7 (winter 2013)
  • Physical or mental examinations in judicial discipline proceedings 36/3/4 (fall 2014)
  • Before and after the bench:  Part 1 37/2/1 (summer 2014)
  • Before and after the bench:  Part 2 37/3/1 (fall 2014)

Pro se litigants

  • Judges Receive Guidance on Handling Pro Se Cases 19/1/3 (spring 1997)
  • Magistrate Reprimanded for Not Issuing Protective Order 17/2/1(summer 1995)
  • Conduct Challenges with Pro Se Litigants 27/1/2 (spring 2005)
  • Equal Treatment of Pro Se Litigants 27/3/1 (fall 2005)
  • Pro Se Litigants and Judicial Demeanor 29/2/3 (summer 2007)
  • Treatment of pro se litigant 35/3/3 (fall 2013)
  • Pro se litigants in the code of judicial conduct 36/3/1 (fall 2014)

Removal

  • Eleven Judges Nationwide Removed in 1994-95 17/4-18/1/1 (winter-spring 1996)
  • Removed Judge Seeks Office After Reelection 18/4/1(winter 1997)
  • Twenty Judges Removed for Misconduct in 1995-96 19/2-3/14 (summer-fall 1997)
  • Ten Judges Removed for Misconduct in 1997-98 20/4/1 (winter 1999)
  • Thirteen Judges Removed 22/2/4 (summer 2000)
  • Thirteen Judges Removed in 2000 22/4/1 (winter 2001)
  • Fifteen Judges Removed in 2001 23/4/1 (winter 2002)
  • Nine Judges Removed in 2002 23/4/1 (winter 2003)
  • Thirteen Judges Removed in 2003 25/4/1 (winter 2004)
  • 18 Judges Removed in 2004 26/4/1 (winter 2005)
  • 11 Judges Removed in 2005 27/4/1 (winter 2006)
  • 12 Judges Removed in 2006 28/4/1 (winter 2007)
  • Nine Judges Removed in 2007 29/4/1 (winter 2008)
  • State Judicial Discipline in 2008 30/4/1 (winter 2009)
  • State Judicial Discipline in 2009 31/4/1 (winter 2010)
  • State Judicial Discipline in 2010 32/4/2 (winter 2011)
  • State judicial discipline in 2011 33/4/2 (winter 2012)
  • State judicial discipline in 2012 34/4/1 (winter 2013)
  • State judicial discipline in 2013 35/4/1 (winter 2014)
  • State judicial discipline in 2014 36/4/1 (winter 2015)
  • State judicial discipline in 2015 37/4/1 (winter 2016)
  • Removal cases in 2016 38/4/3 (winter 2017)

Republican Party of Minnesota v. White

  • U.S. Supreme Court Holds "Announce Clause" Unconstitutional 24/2/1 (summer 2002)
  • States' Responses to the Decision 24/2/4 (summer 2002)
  • Developments Following Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 26/4/3 (winter 2005)
  • Remand Decision in Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 27/2/1 (summer 2005)
  • Campaign and Political Activity Developments 28/1/4 (spring 2006
  • Campaign Speech Developments 28/2/4 (summer 2006)
  • Developments following Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 28/3/3 (fall 2006)
  • Developments Following Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 29/1/6 (spring 2007)
  • Developments Following Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 29/3/3 (fall 2007)
  • Case-law Following Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 31/2/1 (summer 2009)
  • Case-law Following Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 32/3/1 (fall 2010)
  • Recent cases: Constitutional challenge 34/1/3 (spring 2012)

Sanctions

  • California Commission Releases Report on Discipline 24/3/2 (fall 2002)
  • Corrective Action in Judicial Discipline Cases 25/2/3 (summer 2003)
  • Fines and Public Sanctions 25/2/3 (summer 2003)
  • Suspensions 27/4/2 (winter 2006)
  • Relevant Factors in Determining the Appropriate Sanction 28/4/2 (winter 2007
  • Bar Discipline 30/4/8 (winter 2009)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2012 (in lieu of discipline) 34/4/7 (winter 2013)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2012 (California discipline statistics) 34/4/8 (winter 2013)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2015:  Harsher penalties 37/4/1 (winter 2016)
  • State judicial discipline in 2016 38/4/2 (winter 2017)

Settlement

  • AJS Produces Guidelines for Judicial Settlement Ethics 18/2/1 (summer 1996)

Sexual harassment/sexual conduct

  • Recent Cases: Sexual Harassment 16/2/1 (summer 1994)
  • Washington Censures Judges for Romance with Secretary 18/2/7 (summer 1996)
  • Judge Censured for Affair with Court Reporter 18/4/7 (winter 1997)
  • Affair with Assistant Prosecutor: Recent case 23/2/4 (summer 2001)
  • Discipline for Misconduct Arising from Sexual Relationship 23/4/4 (winter 2002)
  • Sexual Harassment: Recent Cases 27/2/1 (summer 2005)
  • Recent cases 33/4/1 (winter 2012)
  • Kissing clerk 35/3/3 (fall 2013)
  • Sexual harassment: Recent cases 36/1/8 (spring 2014)
  • Bar discipline for judicial misconduct: Recent cases 36/2/11 (summer 2014)
  • Sexual activity in the courthouse:  Recent cases 36/3/3 (fall 2014)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2014:  Sex in chambers 36/4/8 (winter 2015)
  • Blue humor:  Recent cases  37/2/11 (summer 2015)
  • Corruption and cooperation in Arkansas:  Top judicial ethics and disipline stories of 2016 38/4/11 (winter 2017)

Smoking in chambers

  • Judge Sanctioned for Smoking in Chambers 21/3/6 (fall 1999)

Social activity of judges

  • Recent Advisory Opinion: Ordinary Social Hospitality 16/3/7 (fall 1994)
  • Recent Decisions: Halloween Costume 27/1/4 (spring 2005)
  • Recent Decisions: Friendships 27/1/5 (spring 2005)
  • Recent cases: Behavior at holiday party 34/3/3 (fall 2012)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2014:  Inappropriate relationships 36/4/8 (winter 2015)
  • Recent cases:  Appearance of impropriety 37/1/3 (spring 2015)

Social media

  • Judges and Social Networks 32/1/1 (spring 2010)
  • Judges and social networks 34/3/1 (fall 2012)
  • Recent cases: Variety of misconduct, comments on Facebook 35/1/3-4 (spring 2013)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2014:  "Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of way" 36/4/1 (winter 2015)
  • Facebook fails:  Top judicial ethics stories of 2016 38/4/15 (winter 2017)
  • Social media and judicial ethics:  Part 1 (spring 2017)
  • Social media and judicial ethics:  Part 2 (summer 2017)

Speech and writing

  • New Jersey Curbs Television Appearance by Judges 18/3/1 (fall 1996)
  • Appropriate Explanations in Pending Cases 19/1/1 (spring 1997)
  • Responding to Criticism about a Pending Case 19/2-3/1 (summer-fall 1997)
  • Supreme Court Justice Allowed to Attend Anti-Abortion Rally 19/4-20/1/5 (winter-spring 1998)
  • Judge Censured for Commenting on Pending Cases/Other Misconduct 20/2-3/8 (summer-fall 1998)
  • Recent Cases: Joking remarks about the outcome or an appeal 22/4/7 (winter 2001)
  • Disqualification Based on Comments to the Media in a Pending Case 23/2/1 (summer 2001)
  • Pending Case, Public Comment, and Course of official defined: Recent case 24/3/3 (fall 2002)
  • Commenting on Pending Cases 25/3/2 (fall 2003)
  • Commenting on Pending Cases: Recent Decisions 26/2/5 (summer 2004)
  • Recent Advisory Opinions -- Teaching 29/3/2 (fall 2007)
  • Speaking to the Appropriate Audience 30/1/1 (spring 2009)
  • Statements at city council meeting: Recent cases 34/2/22 (summer 2012)
  • The judge as author 35/1/1 (spring 2013)

Ticket-fixing

  • Ticket-fixing 28/2/1 (summer 2006)
  • Top judicial ethics stories of 2012 34/4/1 (winter 2013)

Title

  • Use of Title by Former Judge 17/1/7 (spring 1995)
  • What is Wrong in Calling an Ex-Judge “Judge”? 17/2/2 (summer 1995)

Travel reimbursements

  • Recent Decisions: Travel Reimbursements 16/1/3 (spring 1994)

Use of court resources

  • Personal Use of Court Resources 26/3/1 (fall 2004)
  • Recent Decisions: Personal Use of Court Staff 31/3/1 (fall 2009)
  • Use of Court Stationery: Recent Decisions 32/3/3 (fall 2010)
  • Personal tasks, religious activities for courts staff 36/1/3 (spring 2014)

Weddings

  • Wedding Fees 26/1/2 (spring 2004)
  • Performing Marriage 33/1/3 (spring 2011)
  • Performing same-sex marriages:  Top judicial ethics stories of 2015 37/4/9 (winter 2016)