Commission on Judicial Conduct

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Mar 27, 2023

Yavapai County judge has cases reassigned after a DUI arrest

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that all cases currently assigned to a Yavapai County Superior Court judge recently arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI will be reassigned to other judges.

Mar 26, 2021

New judge to oversee attorney discipline

Margaret Downie will be Arizona’s second ever presiding disciplinary judge, the state Supreme Court announced Thursday.

Dec 4, 2020

Ethics complaint against state justice dismissed

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Bill Montgomery is no longer under investigation over whether he covered up misconduct from one of his top prosecutors at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

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Jun 29, 2018

Ex-Tempe judge who stabbed wife gets 4 months in jail

A former Tempe Municipal Court judge who stabbed his wife during a domestic violence incident at their Chandler home last year has been sentenced to four months in prison.

Dec 5, 2017

Arizona Supreme Court punishes former lawmaker for misconduct as justice of the peace

The court's announcement Tuesday says it censured Justice of the Peace Paula Aboud because she took a copy of an assessment and answer key from her judicial orientation mentor while he was out of the room.

May 9, 2017

Former lawmaker Aboud plays ‘joke’ in JP training, hit with ethics charges

Former Democratic lawmaker and Pima County Justice of the Peace Paula Aboud faces ethics charges after she took and hid a document containing answers to a test required for newly elected judges.

Apr 21, 2017

Ethics hearing set for Maricopa County justice of the peace

A state commission has scheduled a May 15 hearing to consider charges accusing a Maricopa County justice of the peace of violating state ethics rules during his 2016 election campaign.

Mar 21, 2017

Maricopa County JP faces ethics charges over campaign

A Maricopa County justice of the peace for a precinct in north Phoenix is accused of violating state ethics rules during his 2016 election campaign.

Jun 27, 2016

Commission urges voters to get rid of two Superior Court judges

For a second consecutive election cycle the 32-member panel that rates judges recommends that voters fire two Superior Court judges.