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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Commission on Judicial Conduct" ...
This is a two part series, the first reveals that a judge who was also a realtor, struck a deal with a teenager's father to sell a mansion to reduce the boys' sentencing.The second part deals with how the teenager who was accused of assault was arrested again a month later and his case was to go before the same judge. But due to the real estate dealings, the case passed on to another judge. This caused the reporter to ask for the previous case to be re-opened on the pretext that the accused received preferential treatment in the first hearing due to the financial dealings.
This series looked at the election process for state and city judges in Queens. After two months of investigation, the reporters found that the Queens County Democratic Organization and its chairman, are in firm control of who makes it to the bench in the borough's state and city courts. The Democrats have an unbroken record of winning judicial elections, going back to at least 1990. The investigation also found the chairman of the Queens County Democratic Organization, also a lawyer, can gain lucrative appointments and contracts from their friends on the bench.
Tags: Queens County Democratic Organization; judicial elections; election process; state judges; city judges; bribery; Brooklyn judiciary; Brooklyn Democratic party; election records; campaign finance; Queens County Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Queens County; Queens State Supreme Court; Office of Court Administration; New York City Civil Court; Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections; judgeship; Queens Treatment Court; Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Queens County Republican Party; Commission on Judicial Conduct
The Dallas Observer finds that the justice of the peace courts in Texas are prolific, archaic and rarely examined. These courts hardly, if ever, get any notice in the media because they handle small matters where citizens generally appear without lawyers. For that reason, the actions of these judges go largely unchecked, and even if complaints are filed against the judges with the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, the commission's review process is lengthy and usually toothless. (May 25, June 1, 8 & Dec. 29, 1995)
Texas Lawyer (Dallas) reveals the ethical violations of a Texas judge who sits on the State Commission of Judicial Conduct, including extensive business dealings with a bank that frequently comes before him, Nov. 6, 13, 1989.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer shows that a superior court judge used his position to manipulate teenage boys and coerce them into sex; also shows how the state Commission on Judicial Conduct let the judge continue to sit on the bench despite receiving complaints, June 29 - Dec. 27, 1988.
Tags: WA Wilson Little