Two California judges censured for sex in chambers


spaminator
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Two California judges censured for sex in chambers
Dan Whitcomb, REUTERS
First posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 08:14 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 08:31 PM EDT
Two California judges who had sex in their respective chambers - one with his clerk and the other with multiple women - have been censured for those acts along with other related misconduct, a state judicial commission said on Tuesday.
The two judges serve in separate superior courts in different parts of the state and their discipline cases were unrelated.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner was censured by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for engaging in sexual activity in his chambers on multiple occasions with women. The commission called it "the height of irresponsible and improper" behavior.
"It reflects an utter disrespect for the dignity and decorum of the court, and is seriously at odds with a judge's duty to avoid conduct that tarnishes the esteem of the judicial office in the public's eye," the commission said in a written order.
The commission said Steiner also wrote a letter of recommendation for one of the women to the Orange County District Attorney's Office and called there to express irritation when she was not not hired.
"Judge Steiner cooperated fully in the investigation. He apologizes and appreciates the Commission's thorough review and fair findings in this matter," attorney Paul Meyer, who represented Steiner in the matter, said in a written statement.
The commission also censured Kern County Superior Court Judge Cory Woodward, who it said carried on an intimate affair with his court clerk from July of 2012 until May of last year, engaging in sexual activity with her in his chambers and in public places.
The commission said Woodward passed notes of a sexual nature to the clerk during court proceedings and lied about the relationship when confronted by his presiding judges in a bid to block her transfer.
"Judge Woodward cooperated fully with the Commission's inquiry. As the Commission recognized, he expressed great remorse and contrition," Meyer, who also represented Woodward, said in a separate statement. "He has apologized and appreciates the thorough review of the Commission in this matter."
Both Woodward and Steiner were allowed to remain on the bench despite the censure. In both cases, the commission cited their acknowledgement of wrongdoing and expressions of remorse.
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law...aw, aw, aw.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#2
This is the worrying part:

Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

The commission called it "the height of irresponsible and improper" behavior.
"It reflects an utter disrespect for the dignity and decorum of the court, and is seriously at odds with a judge's duty to avoid conduct that tarnishes the esteem of the judicial office in the public's eye," the commission said in a written order.



If you think that this is the most irresponsible and improper thing the judicial system does, and that the dignity and decorum of the court is the most pressing issue, you're in denial.


 
QuebecCanadian
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

Two California judges censured for sex in chambers
Dan Whitcomb, REUTERS
First posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 08:14 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 08:31 PM EDT
Two California judges who had sex in their respective chambers - one with his clerk and the other with multiple women - have been censured for those acts along with other related misconduct, a state judicial commission said on Tuesday.
The two judges serve in separate superior courts in different parts of the state and their discipline cases were unrelated.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner was censured by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for engaging in sexual activity in his chambers on multiple occasions with women. The commission called it "the height of irresponsible and improper" behavior.
"It reflects an utter disrespect for the dignity and decorum of the court, and is seriously at odds with a judge's duty to avoid conduct that tarnishes the esteem of the judicial office in the public's eye," the commission said in a written order.
The commission said Steiner also wrote a letter of recommendation for one of the women to the Orange County District Attorney's Office and called there to express...

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I was gonna say "ah lighten up" but if they're passing sexy notes during cases, you gotta wonder where his head is at. (heads?)
 
BaalsTears
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Neither of the judges in question knows the first thing about judicial ethics. Btw, both judges are Democrats appointed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

Neither of the judges in question knows the first thing about judicial ethics. Btw, both judges are Democrats appointed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.

That was obvious since they were having sex with women.
 

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