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ITS THE LAW

Mesquite, TX

#21 Nov 3, 2013
(10) A judge shall abstain from public comment about a pending or impending proceeding which may come before the judge's court in a manner which suggests to a reasonable person the judge's probable decision on any particular case. This prohibition applies to any candidate for judicial office, with respect to judicial proceedings pending or impending in the court on which the candidate would serve if elected. A judge shall require similar abstention on the part of court personnel subject to the judge's direction and control.This section does not prohibit judges from making public statements in the course of their official duties or from explaining for public information the procedures of the court.This section does not apply to proceedings in which the judge or judicial candidate is a litigant in a personal capacity.

(11) A judge shall not disclose or use, for any purpose unrelated to judicial duties, nonpublic information acquired in a judicial capacity.The discussions, votes, positions taken, and writings of appellate judges and court personnel about causes are confidences of the court and shall be revealed only through a court's judgment, a written opinion or in accordance with Supreme Court guidelines for a court approved history project.
ITS THE LAW

Mesquite, TX

#22 Nov 3, 2013
(4) Neither a judge nor a family member residing in the judge's household shall accept a gift, bequest, favor, or loan from anyone except as follows:

(a) a judge may accept a gift incident to a public testimonial to the judge; books and other resource materials supplied by publishers on a complimentary basis for official use; or an invitation to the judge and spouse to attend a bar-related function or activity devoted to the improvement of the law, the legal system, or the administration of justice;

(b) a judge or a family member residing in the judge's household may accept ordinary social hospitality; a gift, bequest, favor, or loan from a relative; a gift from a friend for a special occasion such as a wedding, engagement, anniversary, or birthday, if the gift is fairly commensurate with the occasion and the relationship; a loan from a lending institution in its regular course of business on the same terms generally available to persons who are not judges; or a scholarship or fellowship awarded on the same terms applied to other applicants;

(c) a judge or a family member residing in the judge's household may accept any other gift, bequest, favor, or loan only if the donor is not a party or person whose interests have come or are likely to come before the judge;

(d) a gift, award or benefit incident to the business, profession or other separate activity of a spouse or other family member residing in the judge's household, including gifts, awards and benefits for the use of both the spouse or other family member and the judge (as spouse or family member), provided the gift, award or benefit could not reasonably be perceived as intended to influence the judge in the performance of judicial duties.
ITS THE LAW

Mesquite, TX

#23 Nov 3, 2013
A. A judge shall comply with the law and should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.

B. A judge shall not allow any relationship to influence judicial conduct or judgment A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others; nor shall a judge convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge. A judge shall not testify voluntarily as a character witness.
ITS THE LAW

Mesquite, TX

#24 Nov 3, 2013
(8) A judge shall accord to every person who has a legal interest in a proceeding, or that person's lawyer, the right to be heard according to law. A judge shall not initiate, permit, or consider ex parte communications or other communications made to the judge outside the presence of the parties between the judge and a party, an attorney, a guardian or attorney ad litem, an alternative dispute resolution neutral, or any other court appointee concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding. A judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to the judge's direction and control.This subsection does not prohibit:
News Flash

Mesquite, TX

#25 Nov 8, 2013
The judge is a pert time employee so why does she get paid overtime, holiday pay and receive vacation and sick time? No other part time employees receive benefits. And why is the city now paying a second city secretary? This same person was terminated several months ago at a council meeting. Who brought her back? It did not go before the council to approve. And why would you hire somebody back you fired.
Answer

Mesquite, TX

#26 Nov 10, 2013
The judge gets these things because everyone is too stupid to notice
Cold Hard Facts

Mesquite, TX

#27 Nov 17, 2013
~~~I have been truthful all along the way. The truth is more interesting, and if you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks.
Concerned Citizen

Montezuma, IA

#28 Dec 29, 2013
Doesnt siund like the Malakoff Police Dept is any better....Maybe they should clean house at that corrupted office as well!!!!

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