NC High Court Takes Up Judge Double Discipline Row

Law360, Los Angeles (June 1, 2016, 5:40 PM EDT) -- In a rare move, the North Carolina Supreme Court agreed to review a case to determine whether a sitting state judge already disciplined by a judicial oversight board must face a separate disciplinary review by the state bar for the same conduct.

The state's high court said Friday that it reconsidered its January decision declining to hear whether Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett must face a disciplinary hearing by the state bar more than three years after the state's Judicial Standards Commission publicly reprimanded him for "overly aggressive conduct" towards the district attorney's office of the town of Kill Devil Hills,...

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