Study: Federal Judicial Misconduct Complaints Rarely Result in Consequences

According to a CNN analysis, few federal judges face consequences as a result of misconduct complaints, the ABA Journal reports. Nearly 5,000 complaints were reviewed for the study, which showed that without media coverage or an outside party disclosing the information, few complaints were ever made public. Since 2006, fewer than 10 cases a year were referred to a committee for further investigation, and in six of the past 11 years, no judges were sanctioned for misconduct.
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