Calif. Judges Propose Changes To Judicial Discipline Process

Law360, San Diego (October 24, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT) -- A group of California judges is seeking to limit when the state's Commission on Judicial Performance can send judges disciplinary inquiry notices and to make other changes that an expert said Wednesday could give them more say in disciplinary procedures.

The California Judges Association introduced a proposal that seeks to bar the commission from issuing an advisory letter to a judge based on legal error unless there is “clear and convincing extrinsic evidence” showing the act was committed as a result of bad faith, bias, intentional...
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