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Title: State of California Commission on Judicial Performance 2006 Annual Report
Corporate Author: State of California Cmssn on Judicial Performance
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: State of California Cmssn on Judicial Performance
San Francisco, CA 94102
Sale Source: State of California Cmssn on Judicial Performance
455 Golden Gate Avenue
Suite 14400
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents comprehensive information on the activities of the State of California Commission on Judicial Performance for the year 2006.
Abstract: The California Commission on Judicial Performance is the independent State agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and judicial incapacity and for the disciplining of judges. Its constitutional mandate is the investigation of allegations of misconduct and the imposition of discipline. The report presents the Commission’s handling and disposition of complaints involving judges. In 2006, 1,019 new complaints about active and former California judges were considered by the Commission. In 2006, the Commission publicly censured four judges and imposed nine public admonishments. The report summarizes public discipline decisions issued by the Commission in 2001. In addition to its disciplinary functions, the Commission is responsible for evaluating and acting upon judges’ applications for disability retirement. In the beginning of 2006, four disability retirement applications were pending before the Commission. The Commission itself has 27 authorized staff positions, including 16 attorneys and 11 support staff. The Commission’s final budget allocation for 2005-2006 was $4,093,000. The Commission’s budget is separate from the budget of any other State agency or court. For 2006-2007, the Commission’s budget allocation is $4,378,000. Appendixes
Main Term(s): State Judicial Conduct Commissions
Index Term(s): California; Commission reports; Complaint processing; Judge censure and removal; Judicial conduct and ethics; Judicial decisions; Judicial discretion; Judicial performance evaluation; Judicial review; Professional misconduct; State courts
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