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Judges – Public Reprimand – Criminal Practice – Probable Cause Hearing – Attorney’s Absence (access required)

Where the respondent-judge held a probable cause hearing for a defendant who was represented but whose counsel was absent, and where respondent went ahead with the hearing to “make a point,” respondent violated Canons 2A and 3A(4) of the Code of Judicial Conduct. We publicly reprimand respondent. Although our analysis hinges on respondent’s conduct rather than his ...

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