This judicial discipline proceeding arises from three Formal Statements of Complaint filed by the Board on Judicial Standards (Board) under Rule 8(a)(1), Rules of Board on Judicial Standards, against respondent Harvey C. Ginsberg, Judge of the Fourth Judicial District.
A public reprimand is warranted where the Board on Judicial Standards establishes, by clear and convincing evidence, that a district court judge has failed to promote and preserve public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary by continuing for dismissal a traffic ticket issued to the husband of a court employee, where the disposition was not unusual but the judge knew or should have known that the employee sought relief for her husband in violation of a county policy.
A public reprimand is warranted where the Board on Judicial Standards establishes, by clear and convincing evidence, that a district court judge contacted a potential witness in an investigation into the judge's conduct for the purpose of discussing that investigation.
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