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State Court Judges' Council chooses to ignore ethical opinion to stay out of pending litigation

...the cases. This comes one week after the Judicial Qualifications Commission released its opinion that no judge or judicial...Leah Ward Sears ? forwarded a copy of the Judicial Qualifications Commission's opinion to Georgia Supreme Court Justice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-09/state-court-judges-cou
Council of State Court Judges wades into legal battle over private probation companies

...is making Georgia a state that encourages 'debtors prisons.' "Long complained about the briefs to the Judicial Qualification Commission and asked it to weigh in on whether the State Court council crossed an ethical boundary.The president...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-03/council-state-court-ju
Council of State Court Judges violated code of conduct, commission says

...appeal of lawsuits filed against Sentinel Offender Services.In an opinion released Tuesday, the state's Judicial Qualification Commission said no judge or judicial organization should file an amicus curiae brief in a pending case in any court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-03/council-state-court-ju
Former Georgia judge accused of framing woman

...in August 2012, soon after the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission had opened an ethics investigation into...She was a "critical witness" in the Judicial Qualifications Commission's investigation into Cochran, the director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-14/former-georgia-judge-a
Ex-judge accused of sexual harassment

...abusive toward her.In mid-July 2012, the Judicial Qualifications Commission opened an ethics investigation, and the...get along with Cochran's replacement.Judicial Qualifications Commission investigators looking into the allegations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-27/ex-judge-accused-sexual-haras
Ga. judge admits role in kickback scheme

...was Gillette's assistant judge. The guilty plea also was part of a consent agreement that will end the Judicial Qualifications Commission's formal charges against Wise of violating judicial cannons. The commission, which has the power to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-12-13/ga-judge-admits-role-k
Across Georgia

...accused of pre-signing warrants for law enforcement officials.District Attorney Bert Poston said the Judicial Qualification Commission is investigating Chief Mag is trate Bryant Cochran of Murray County.Police must explain to a judge why...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-08-11/across-georgia
Ethics probe forces out Ga. judge

...Georgia Supreme Court revealed that Kenneth O. Nix announced he would retire in October after the state Judicial Qualifications Commission signaled it would investigate allegations of misconduct. Nix announced his decision in August amid accusations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-10/ethics-probe-forces-out-ga-j
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Special prosecutor may handle probe of Ga. judge

...being investigated for judicial misconduct.The state Attorney General's Office wants to examine the Judicial Qualification Commission's evidence that Williams lied to its investigators, and violated her oath of office, both of which are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-12-23/special-prosecutor-may-handl
Georgia House plans vote on revised budget

...to help," Black said.The House budget plan would also:? Add $35,000 to fund new staff at the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which investigates misconduct by judges. Deal had proposed a $53,000 increase.? Cut $200,000 for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-02-02/georgia-house-plans-vote-revi