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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Public condemnation: Opinion 21-147

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Public condemnation Doxxing incident – Administration of justice Opinion 21-147 Background: Several judicial associations are considering whether to issue a joint public statement concerning a recent “doxxing” incident where an individual deliberately ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Re-election Opinion 21-128

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Re-election Political activity – Window period calculation Opinion 21-128 Background: The inquiring Supreme Court justice presides in a multi-county judicial district. The judge plans to seek re-election in 2022 and asks for ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Prior employment: Opinion 21-111

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior employment Camera enforcement program – Vehicle and Traffic Law Opinion 21-111 Background: The inquiring judge had worked for a county law enforcement agency with employees who hold peace officer status under ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time attorney: Opinion 21-110

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time attorney Town collective bargaining proceedings Opinion 21-110 Background: The inquiring town justice also practices law. He asks if he can represent the town in its collective bargaining with the union that ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 21-109

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Director of not-for-profit charity Opinion 21-109 Background: The inquiring judge asks if elected as a full-time judge, you may serve on the board of directors of a local not-for-profit organization, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Vehicle and Traffic Law: Opinion 21-108

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Vehicle and Traffic Law Substitution named defendant – Legal question Opinion 21-108 Background: The inquiring judge presides in a vehicle and traffic part and an overweight vehicle charge pending against the operator/driver ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Prior criticism of attorney to tribunal: Opinion 21-107

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior criticism of attorney to tribunal Recusal Opinion 21-107 Background: The inquiring full-time judge previously served as a prosecutor and was adverse to a particular defense counsel on multiple occasions. In one ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Access to defendant motorist information: Opinion 21-106

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Access to defendant motorist information Request for long form information – Prosecutorial function Opinion 21-106 Background: The inquiring full-time city court judge noted that some defendant motorists charged with misdemeanor-level Vehicle and ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Change in criminal law: Procedural question – Question of law Opinion 21-105

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Change in criminal law Procedural question – Question of law Opinion 21-105 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether it is ethically permissible to accept and decide a “universal motion” from the district ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time lawyer: Opinion 21-103

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time lawyer Board of councilors – Private not-for-profit law school Opinion 21-103 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asks whether he may serve on the board of councilors for a private law school ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Non-judicial position: Opinion 21-102

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Non-judicial position Elective candidacy – Resignation Opinion 21-102 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he must resign from both part-time judicial positions he currently holds on announcing his candidacy for an elective ...

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