Former Mesa Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce has agreed to a low-level form of discipline for getting involved in the 2011 Legislative District 19 recall election of his brother, former Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
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Deciding whether to pose in the black robe for a campaign ad is not just a matter of style and public relations for a judge — it also presents an ethical question.
Making the wrong choice on such a seemingly simple question can put a judge in hot water. They play by a strict set of rules that are aimed at maintaining their impartiality and upholding the appearance that they are impartial.