Friday, July 07, 2006

Qui Custodiet the other side of the bench?

I'm never really convinced a censure is all that punishing of a sanction. Of course, the grievance committee hasn't summoned me to Rochester yet. At this point, though, I tend to favor stricter sanctions for violating criminal laws for lawyers and judges, especially if done under the color of authority--harassing telephone calls are "aggravated harassment" under the Penal Law, even if only one call is made. A letter in the permanent file seems somewhat lacking when you or I (hypothetically) would face a fine and potential jail time for committing an A misdemeanor.

ETA: Federalitis


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