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...he has shown a "troubling pattern of ineptitude and misconduct." The high court's 6-1 decision against Judge Joe Hammill, the chief magistrate of the coastal county, is effective immediately. Three members of a state judicial commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/03/met_345902.shtml
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Commission seeks ouster of magistrate

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A state commission that reviews judges is recommending Glynn County Magistrate Joe Hammill be removed from office because he violated the Code of Judicial Conduct, including jailing a man without a hearing and because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/04/met_310818.shtml
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Magistrate's conduct spurs investigation

...Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission plans to ask the state Supreme Court to investigate Glynn County Magistrate Joe Hammill, an action that could eventually lead to his removal. Judge Hammill confirmed Monday night that the panel that disciplines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/03/met_310581.shtml
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