NY Judges Get Record Number Of Complaints In 2010

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT) -- New York state's court system received a record high number of judicial complaints in 2010, though fewer judges were tossed from the bench, investigated or received disciplinary action, a judicial watchdog said Tuesday.

There were 2,025 complaints lodged against New York judges last year, beating a record high of 1,923 complaints in 2008, according to an annual report from the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.

But complaints worthy of preliminary inquiries and investigations had held steady compared with previous years, the report said. In 2010, there...
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