Saturday, March 3, 2012

Commission on Judicial Qualifications Complaint

Would it be a violation of Judicial Cannons for a Judge
to endorse a foster care contractor?

The complainant feels that the Judges personal endorsements violate the following rules:
Cannon 1, Page 6, paragraph B. “A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others; nor shall a judge convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge.”Likewise, under Cannon 1, Page 6, last paragraph. “A judge must avoid lending the prestige of judicial office for the advancement of the private interests of others.”
Here is the complaint:
Taken from the Kansas Judicial Branch Website:
Judicial Complaint Procedure
Any person may file a complaint with the Commission. In addition to citizen complaints, the Commission may investigate matters of judicial misconduct on its own motion. Referrals are also made to the Commission through the Office of Judicial Administration and the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator.
A Complaint form may be obtained on this web site or may also be requested in writing, by telephone, or by e-mail.
To request a complaint packet, please contact:
Commission on Judicial Qualifications
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka, Kansas 66612
A complaint packet will be mailed to you or may be sent electronically upon request.

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