review of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance

by Mississippi. Legislature. PEER Committee.

Publisher: The Committee in [Jackson, Miss.]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 28 Downloads: 27
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Subjects:

  • Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance -- Appropriations and expenditures.,
  • Judges -- Mississippi -- Discipline.,
  • Judges -- Mississippi -- Rating of.

Edition Notes

StatementJoint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER).
SeriesReport to the Mississippi Legislature ;, #434
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKFM7125.5.D5 A2 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3651011M
LC Control Number2002495121
OCLC/WorldCa50938226

Commission on Judicial Performance Golden Gate Avenue, Suite San Francisco, CA Tel.: () Fax: () Accessibility. If you have difficulty accessing any material on this website, please contact us in writing or at () and we will work with you to make the information available. Independent investigation: Commission on Judicial Performance v. Bozeman (Mississippi ) Orchestrated release: Disciplinary Counsel v. Goulding (Ohio ) Solar opposition: Public Warning of Plaster (Texas Commission ) The first article discusses cases in which judges have been disciplined for their conduct in landlord/tenant cases.   The Mississippi Supreme Court has suspended Chancery Judge Joe Dale Walker with pay while waits to hear the results of an inquiry by the Commission on Judicial Performance Commission. Commissions on Judicial Performance were created to provide fair, responsible and constructive evaluations of trial and appellate judges and justices. The evaluations enable voters to make informed decisions in judicial retention elections, and also provide judges with information that can be used to improve their professional skills.

  HON. MICHAEL B. HARPER, CHAIRPERSON, was appointed to the commission as a superior court judicial member by the Supreme Court to a term commencing March 1, ; his term ends Febru He was elected chairperson of the commission in May , and served as vice-chairperson of the commission to Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance North Street, Ste. Jackson, MS Phone () • Fax () Darlene Ballard, Executive Director Commission Members Rick Coulter, Chairman Judge James L. Roberts Jr., Vice-Chairman Judge Vicki Barnes Judge Kent McDaniel Judge Jimmy Morton Camille H. Evans, Esq. Jeffery M. Judicial Disqualification & Recusal in California. In most American jurisdictions a judge can only be disqualified “for cause.” This was also the rule in California prior to ; in that year, however, that state’s legislature adopted a detailed statutory framework for determining whether a judge should be disqualified in a particular situation. The commission on judicial performance investigates complaints of judicial misconduct and incapacity and may privately admonish, suspend, censure, retire, or remove a judge. The commission's decisions are subject to review by the supreme court. Mississippi judges may be removed in one of three ways: The judicial inquiry and review.

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The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance was created in by the Mississippi Legislature and the voters of the State of Mississippi by constitutional amendment.

It was created for the following. To protect the judiciary from unfounded allegations. All proceedings before the Commission are of a civil nature, not criminal, as the purpose of the Commission is to be. The review examined the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance's management process for regulating the conduct of members of the judiciary in Mississippi.

The processes for complaint intake and assessment offer open access to file a complaint and opportunity for the complaint's merits to be reviewed.

The Commission's. ‎NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE DISPOSITION: PUBLIC REPRIMAND AND ASSESSMENT OF COSTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $ /17/ Oprah’s Book Club Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Agin 17 So.3dMS In the Supreme Court of Mississippi.

$; $ RULES OF THE MISSISSIPPI COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE Adopted July 9, RULE 1. GENERAL A. Definitions. In these rules, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires: (1) "Commission" means the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance.

(2) "Supreme Court" means the Mississippi Supreme Court. Last year, the state's judicial watchdog group — the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance — received complaints against judges.

Of those, 54. The appropriate standard of review used in a judicial disciplinary proceeding is derived from Rule 10(E) of the Rules of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, which states: Based upon a review of the entire record, the Supreme Court shall prepare and publish a written opinion and judgment directing such disciplinary action, if any, as it finds just and proper.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance found by clear and convincing evidence that by her conduct and association with Donald Bailey, Milling violated Canons 1, 2A, 2B, 3A(1), 3A(4), 3B(1), and 3C(1)(a) of the Code of Judicial Conduct as well as Section A.

In judicial discipline proceedings, the appropriate standard of review stems from Rule 10(E) of the Rules of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, which states: “[b]ased upon a review of the entire record, the Supreme Court shall prepare and publish a.

Duties and Responsibilities: To receive, investigate and process allegations of judicial misconduct and disability and, where appropriate, recommend judicial discipline to the Mississippi Supreme Court, in accordance with Section A of the Mississippi Constitution.

Popular Services. book is also available in PDF format on our website at The Secretary of State’s Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. MISSISSIPPI COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE North Street, Suite Jackson, Mississippi Telephone: () Fax: () Febru Chief Justice William L.

Waller, Jr. The Commission on Judicial Performance has issued a public report concerning adoption of amendments to the Rules of the Commission on Judicial Performance during its biennial rules review. See Legal Authority page for more information. Mississippi Constitution ofas Amended, Section A Mississippi Code ofAnnotated, Title 9, Chapter 19 Rules of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance (pdf download).

In response to a complaint filed by Lambda Legal, the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance charged the Judge with: 1. “willful misconduct in office and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the judicial office into disrepute,” in violation of Article 6, §A of the Mississippi Constitution of ; 2.

This Court conducts de novo review of judicial misconduct proceedings, giving great deference to the findings, based on clear and convincing evidence, of the recommendations of the Mississippi Judicial Performance Commission. Mississippi Judicial Performance Commission v.

Commission of Judicial Performance. North St. Suite Jackson, MS Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) North West St. Suite A Jackson, Mississippi Library Commission: Talking Book Services.

Attn: Talking Book Services Eastwood Dr. Jackson, MS Section A of the Mississippi Constitution provides, in part, On recommendation of the commission on judicial performance, the Supreme Court may remove from office, suspend, fine or publicly censure or reprimand any justice or judge of this state for: (a) actual conviction of a felony in a court other than a court of the State of Mississippi; (b) willful misconduct in office; (c) willful and persistent failure to.

Tunica County Circuit Court Judge Albert B. Smith III acknowledged that he abused his contempt powers and exhibited poor courtroom demeanor.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance recommends punishment of a public reprimand, a $1, fine, and an assessment of costs totaling $ We accept the Commission's recommendation.

2d () MISSISSIPPI JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE COMMISSION v. James "Petey" HOPKINS, Justice Court Judge. CC Supreme Court of Mississippi. July 3,   The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance issued a Formal Complaint against Chancellor David Shoemake on Octoalleging judicial misconduct.

After a formal hearing on Mathe Commission recommended to the Supreme Court that Judge Shoemake be removed from office, fined $2, and assessed costs in the amount of $5, 3 DISCUSSION 4.

“This Court conducts de novo review of judicial misconduct proceedings, giving great deference to the findings, based on clear and convincing evidence, of the recommendations of the [Commission].” Miss.

Comm’n on Judicial Performance v. Gunn, So. 2d(Miss. However, because we “have the sole power to impose sanctions in judicial misconduct cases,” we are. MISSISSIPPI COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE FISCAL YEARS Darlene D. Ballard, Executive Director North Street, Suite Jackson, MS () Article 6, § A of Mississippi Constitution of Although this Supreme Court defers to the recommendation of sanctions made by this Commission on Judicial Performance, the Court is not bound by those recommendations.

Mississippi Judicial Performance Comm'n v. Hopkins, So.2d(Miss). Some files provided within this website require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Obtain a free copy of the software by clicking the button below. In judicial discipline proceedings, the appropriate standard of review stems from Rule 10(E) of the Rules of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, which states: “[b]ased upon a review of the entire record, the Supreme Court shall prepare and publish a written opinion and judgment directing such disciplinary action, if any, as it finds just and proper.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance charged A.J. Peyton, Yazoo County Justice Court Judge, with judicial misconduct, and held a hearing on September 8, The Commission determined that Peyton had violated the standards of judicial conduct and recommended to this Court that he be fined $ and suspended for thirty (30) days.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance (Commission) filed a Formal Complaint charging former Chancery Court Judge U.U. with judicial misconduct constituting willful misconduct in office, willful and persistent failure to perform judicial duties, and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the judicial.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance is charged with investigating allegations of misconduct by judges. By law, it recommends discipline to the Supreme Court, which has final say in. Buried in a Mississippi Supreme Court judicial performance decision is a ruling that could make a big change in Mississippi's DUI laws.

The case is Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Steve Little. Little is a justice court judge in Alcorn County, and has apparently had an outstanding record over the years.

The Commission reviews allegations of serious violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct, including willful and persistent failure to perform judicial duties; disabling addiction to alcohol, drugs, or narcotics; conduct that brings the judicial office into serious disrepute; or a physical or a mental disability that seriously interferes with.

Return to: Commission on Judicial Performance Golden Gate Avenue, Suite San Francisco, California Telephone: () Fax: () 11/ Title: COMPLAINT ABOUT A CALIFORNIA JUDGE, Author: KarlaR Created Date. Two characterizations Saturday of Brant Brantley, outgoing Director of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, could not have been more different.

According to the Clarion-Ledger in this article: A man Mississippi judges fear to see in their courtrooms is stepping down as head of the watchdog group that investigates judicial wrongdoing.Press Release (Armstrong) (Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards August 6, ) (saying bullshit on bench) (8/98) Commission on Judicial Performance v.

Guest, So. 2d (Mississippi ) (assaulting litigant in courtroom) (8/98) Commission on Judicial Performance v. Spencer, So. 2d (Mississippi ) (ex parte.