New and Noteworthy

Matter of Terrence C. O'Connor

The Commission has determined that New York City Civil Court Judge Terrence C. O'Connor (Queens County) should be removed from office. The Commission's decision dated March 30, 2018, is available at O'Connor Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.

New Commission Member Appointed

Marvin Ray Raskin, Esq., has been appointed to the Commission by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Biographical information on Mr. Raskin and the rest of the Commission members is available at Commission Members. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.

Annual Report

The Commission has released its 2018 Annual Report, covering activities throughout the calendar year 2017. The Report is available at Annual Report. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.

Matter of Susan R. Castine

The Commission has released a decision dated February 5, 2018, that Beekmantown Town Court Justice Susan R. Castine (Clinton County), has resigned from office and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Castine Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.

Matter of Joan M. Kline

The Commission has determined that Joan M. Kline, a Justice of the Guilford Town Court, the Oxford Town Court and the Oxford Village Court (Chenango County), should be censured. The Commission's decision dated December 26, 2017, is available at Kline Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.