Public Disciplinary Actions
A public disciplinary action, such as a public reprimand or public censure, is a finding by the Board of Judicial Conduct that a judge or justice violates a rule of judicial conduct.
A public reprimand is a letter that details the finding of judicial misconduct and lists reasons why such conduct is improper and a discredit to the judiciary.
A public censure is also a letter that details the findings of judicial misconduct, but is stronger than a public reprimand. A public censure may also includes a requirement that a judge or justice follow a specified course of corrective action.
The following list includes all public disciplinary actions against judges since 2008.
Gasaway, John - July 2, 2012
Houston, Johnny D. - June 25, 2012
Randolph, Sheridan C. - June 18, 2012
Smith, Jimmy C. - April 9, 2012
Bell, John A. - February 27, 2012
Jackson, A. Andrew - January 30, 2012
Moon, Jr., Robert L. - January 9, 2012