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Public cases are matters in which the Disciplinary Counsel has filed formal charges against a judge. Formal charges are filed after the Disciplinary Counsel has completed a full investigation of the complaint, and the Board of Judicial Conduct's Investigative Panel has reviewed and approved the Disciplinary Counsel’s recommendation to file formal charges.
Once formal charges are filed against a judge, the matter becomes open to the public. The court filings for formal charges against judges are below.
WEISS, ROBERT S.
Formal Charge filed August 16, 2018
Order of Interim Suspension filed August 10, 2016
Formal charges filed March 11, 2015
BALLEW, LU ANN
Formal charges filed October 23, 2013
DONALD, JOHN A.
Formal charges filed October 2, 2013
ROBILIO, KAY SPAULDING
Formal charges filed May 14, 2013
TAYLOR, JAMES F.
Formal charges filed January 24, 2012
TAYLOR, JAMES F.
Formal charges filed March 29, 2011
BELL, JOHN. A
Formal charges filed October 13, 2009
Formal charges filed September 21, 2009
DARBY, RONALD E.
Formal charges filed March 25, 2009
A public disciplinary action, such as a public reprimand 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.
The following list includes all public disciplinary actions against judges since 2008.
Randolph, R. Stevens - September 19, 2023Boyd, Daniel - August 16, 2023Jones, James - August 1, 2023Boyd, Melissa - May 8, 2023Stokes, Casey - January 11, 2023
Harvey, Hugh - December 6, 2022Young, Jonathan - July 26, 2022Humphrey, Dennis W. - May 25, 2022Crozier, Jr., Ted A. - January 10, 2022
Webb, Gerald - November 5, 2021Hinson, Michael Hinson - September 7, 2021Tomlinson, Joyce - February 1, 2021
Hinson, Michael - December 16, 2020Young, Jonathan Lee - October 5, 2020Ledsinger, Jere - September 28, 2020
Lammey Jr., James M.- November 15, 2019Adams, Woodrow - April 23, 2019Weiss, Robert S.- January 18, 2019
Hinson, Michael - May 14, 2018Boyd, David Daniel - January 17, 2018
Benningfield, Sam - November 20, 2017Little, Christy - November 3, 2017Sammons, Amanda - January 23, 2017
Anderson Jr., Bill - October 26, 2016Davenport, Donna - May 23, 2016Cross, Michael - May 23, 2016Walker, Allegra - March 30, 2016Grimes, Ray - January 11, 2016
Atherton, Jeffrey - December 23, 2015Holley, Reese - July 6, 2015Newell, Robert - February 25, 2015
Moreland, Casey - November 3, 2014Soloman, Carol L. - May 19, 2014Ballew, Luann - April 25, 2014
Kittrell, Connie - December 19, 2013McKenzie, James W. - April 15, 2013Wilson, John K. - April 11, 2013Baliles, Billy D. - February 20, 2013
Gasaway, John - July 2, 2012Houston, Johnny D. - June 25, 2012Randolph, Sheridan C. - June 18, 2012Smith, Jimmy C. - April 9, 2012Bell, John A. - February 27, 2012Jackson, A. Andrew - January 30, 2012Moon, Jr., Robert L. - January 9, 2012
Zachary, Ronnie - December 27, 2011Bales, David - December 9, 2011Baumgartner, Richard R. - March 29, 2011Hamilton, Jim T. - May 4, 2011Taylor, James - June 6, 2011
Dumas, Gloria - July 16, 2010McKenzie, James W. - December 13, 2010Russell, F. Lee - November 29, 2010
Blackett, Carolyn Wade
Moore, Durwood G. re: Hansrote
Moore, Durwood G re: Marchant
Potts, Terry W.
Rich, Charles - August 24, 2009
Walton, John W.
Bell, John A. - Settlement OrderDarby, Ronald E.
Glover, Burton D.
Humphrey, Dennis W.
Jackson, A. Andrew
Rich, Charles - October 10, 2008