NJ Judge Censured For Misusing Office In Personal Matter

Law360 (November 8, 2018, 8:56 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a state judge for misusing his position by making repeated references to his judicial office while interacting with court staffers last year about his personal child support case, thereby creating the risk that his status as a jurist would influence how the matter was handled.

In an order filed Thursday, the state's highest court imposed a censure on Superior Court Judge James W. Palmer Jr. after he had accepted the findings and recommendation for discipline from the state's Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, which said in a formal presentment that his actions violated the...

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