Latest Censures News

Ventura County judge censured for offensive remarks

Mar. 25, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has been publicly censured for making dozens of sexist, racially insensitive and dishonest remarks from the bench over a decade, the state Commission on Judicial Performance announced Wednesday. The commission said Judge Jeffrey G. Bennett of Ventura County...

Judge who made 'Playboy' remark to woman is censured

Mar. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A high-ranking New Jersey judge has been censured over his behavior in court that included comments to a woman that she should send nude pictures of herself to Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. State Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas has agreed to step down from his position as...

Montana judge acknowledges violating judicial rules

Mar. 16, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has acknowledged violating judicial rules by not being truthful under oath about a person she employed in her office and as a nanny and about claims and other actions related to her 2018 campaign. District Judge Ashley Harada has agreed to the public censure that was...

Jeff Sessions addresses the crowd at his watch party following Alabama's state primary, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Trump attacks Sessions ahead of primary runoff for US Senate

Mar. 4, 2020 6:32 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions, making new strides to regain his former Senate seat, faced renewed criticism from Donald Trump that could be his biggest hurdle after the president appeared to mock his former attorney general for being forced into a primary runoff. Trump broke his silence on Sessions'...

North Carolina Supreme Court censures Superior Court judge

Feb. 29, 2020 3:59 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Supreme Court has censured a Superior Court judge for violating the judicial code of conduct and for actions that brought the judicial branch into disrepute. Friday's ruling against Michael A. Stone follows a recommendation made last June by the Judicial Standards...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019 file photo, District Judge F. William Cullins, right, of Montgomery County, Kansas, confers with his attorney, Christopher Joseph, during a break in his disciplinary hearing, in Topeka, Kansas. The foul-mouthed Kansas judge who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a

Panel seeks censure, coaching for foul-mouthed Kansas judge

Feb. 28, 2020 3:04 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his outbursts should be publicly censured and receive professional coaching, but not kicked off the bench, a disciplinary panel recommended...

Thai prime minister and colleagues survive censure vote

Feb. 28, 2020 5:53 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister and five of his fellow Cabinet members on Friday defeated non-confidence motions filed against them in Parliament. All six managed to gain votes of approval from more than half the 500 members of the House of Representatives, while many opposition members boycotted...

Republican Utah lawmakers send letter praising Trump

Feb. 21, 2020 3:25 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers have sent President Donald Trump an official letter of commendation after rejecting efforts to formerly rebuke Mitt Romney following the senator’s vote to impeach him. The citation released Thursday by Republican leaders commends Trump for repealing...

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, walks through a hallway at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.   Republicans in the state are unusually divided on the president, so while some were heartened to see Romney cast what he described as an agonizing vote dictated by his conscience, Trump supporters were left angry and frustrated.  (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)

Utah lawmakers halt push to rebuke Romney over impeachment

Feb. 11, 2020 6:54 PM EST

Utah lawmakers said Tuesday they won't consider proposals to censure or recall U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney following his vote to convict President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial. Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson said the Republican caucus decided not to advance either proposal following a “robust debate"...

Commission says NY judge should be censured over crash

Feb. 10, 2020 11:00 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state commission says an upstate New York judge accused of driving drunk and crashing into a building should be censured. The state's Commission on Judicial Conduct released their decision Monday against Michael Petucci, who has been a justice for the Herkimer Town Court since 2008....