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AARON, James I. - Fresno County Superior Court, Censure by Commission and Stipulated Retirement (2002)
ADAMS, G. Dennis - San Diego County Superior Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1995)
ALVAREZ, Donald R. - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2005)
AUSTIN, Elvira S. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1997)

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BALL, John T. - Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case Dismissed by the Commission (1997)
BENSON, Stephen E. - Butte County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)
BISHOP, Eugene R. - Riverside County Superior Court, Private Admonishment by Commission (2002)
(Private Admonishment available to public pursuant to stipulation and order)
BJORK, Eugene R. - Riverside County Municipal Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1995)
BLACKWELL, Walter L., III - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1999)
BLOCK, Arthur S. - Riverside County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2002)
BOAGS, Charles D. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1990)
BRADLEY, Robert C. - Ventura County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (1999)
BREEN, Thomas P. - San Benito County Superior Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1995)
BREHMER, Charles R. - Kern County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2012)
BROADMAN, Howard R. - Tulare County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1998)
       BROADMAN - Public Admonishment by Commission (1999)
BROOKS, James M. - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)
      BROOKS - Decision and Order Imposing Public Admonishment (2008)
BROWN, Nancy - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1999)
BRYANT, Paul M., Jr. - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2008)

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CANNON, Noel - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1975)
CARDENAS, Luis A. - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2000)
CASKEY, Gregory M. - Shasta County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1998)
CHAPIN, Sidney P. - Kern County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1997)
CHARGIN, Gerald S. - Santa Clara County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1970)
CHAVEZ, Antonio E. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1973)
CHIRLIN, Judith C. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1995)
CLARK, Bruce A. - Ventura County Municipal Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1989)
COATES, Robert C. - San Diego County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2000)
      COATES - Public Admonishment by Commission (2009)
COMPARET-CASSANI, Joan - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2011)
COUWENBERG, Patrick - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2001)
CREEDE, Frank J. - Fresno County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1986)

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DANSER, William R. - Santa Clara County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2005)
DiFIGLIA, Vincent P. - San Diego County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2007)
Di LORETO, Joseph E. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)
DOAN, Glenda K. - Corcoran Justice Court District, Kings County, Public Reproval by Commission (1989)
      DOAN - Public Reproval by Commission (1990)
       DOAN - Removed by Supreme Court (1995)
DOBBS, Ann - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2009)
DODDS, Bruce W. - Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case Dismissed by the Supreme Court (1995)
DOYLE, John T. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2010)
DREW, Stephen - Tulare County Municipal Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1996)

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EDWARDS, Anthony C. - Trinity County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2010)
       EDWARDS - Public Admonishment by Commission (2012)
ESPINOSA, Ruffo, Jr. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)

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FISHER, Hugo M. - San Diego County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1982)
FITCH, John E. - Fresno County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1995)
FLETCHER, Thomas B. - Madera County Superior Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1998)
FLIER, Richard S. - Contra Costa County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1995)
FREEDMAN, Robert B. - Alameda County Superior Court, Severe Censure by Commission (2007)
FRIEDENTHAL, Alan H. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Severe Public Admonishment (2012)
FRIEDMAN, Gary T. - Kern County Superior Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1993)
FUREY, Robert H., Jr., - Catalina Justice Court, Los Angeles County, Removed by Supreme Court (1987)

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GEILER, Leland W. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1973)
GIBSON, John B. - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2000)
      GIBSON - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2010)
GILDNER, Stephen P. - Kern County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2005)
GISS, Harvey - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2011)
GLICKFELD, Bernard B. - San Francisco County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1971)
GONZALEZ, Mario P. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1983)
GORDON, Norman L. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1996)
GRAY, Patricia - Sonoma County Superior Court, Case Dismissed by Commission (2002)
GUBLER, Marion E. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1984)
GUY-SCHALL, Lisa - San Diego County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1999)
    GUY-SCHALL - San Diego County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2008)

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HALL, Diana R. - Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2006)
HARRIS, John D. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2005)
HAUGNER, Richard A. - Alameda County Superior Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1994)
HEENE, Fred L., Jr. - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Censure by Commission (1999)
HERMO, Alfonso D. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2001)
HIBER, Harvey, H. - San Diego County Municipal Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1998)
HINTZ, Steven E. - Ventura County Municipal Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1992)
HYDE, D. Ronald - Alameda County Municipal Court, Severe Censure by Commission (1996)
       HYDE - Alameda County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2003)

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ILES, Pamela Lee - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)
     ILES - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2007)

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JACOBSON, Morris D. - Alameda County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2012)
JENSEN, Arden T. - Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1978)
JOHNSON, Derek G. - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2012)

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KAMANSKY, Craig S. - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1992)
KANNER, Michael A. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1994)
KELLY, Thomas M. - Alpine County Justice Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1995)
KENNICK, David M. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1990)
KIRIHARA, John D. - Merced County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2012)
KLEIN, Alan E. - Kern County Municipal Court, Dismissed by Commission (1996)
KLEIN, Brett Carroll - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2004)
      KLEIN, Brett Carroll (Ret.) - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2010)
KLINE, J. Anthony - Court of Appeal First District, Division Two, Case Dismissed by Commission (1999)
KLINE, Ronald C. - Orange County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2006)
KLOEPFER, Kenneth Lynn - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1990)

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LETTEAU, Robert M. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2003)

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MacEACHERN, Kelly A. - Orange County Superior Court, Removed by the Commission (2008)
MACIEL, Ronald - Kings County Municipal Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1997)
      MACIEL - Kings County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)
MARDIKIAN, Robert Z. - Fresno County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1985)
McBRIDE, James J. - San Francisco County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2008)
McBRIEN, Peter J. - Sacramento County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2002)
       McBRIEN - Censure by Commission (2010)
McCARTNEY, James J. - San Bernardino County Municipal Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1974)
McCOMB, Marshall F. - California Supreme Court, Involuntary Retirement by Supreme Court (1977)
McCULLOUGH, Bernard P. - San Benito County Justice Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1987)
       McCULLOUGH - Removed by Supreme Court (1989)
McGRAW, Vincent J. - Fresno County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2004)
McGUIRE, James C. - San Bernardino County Superior Court, Dismissed by the Commission (1997)
MILLS, Bruce Clayton - Contra Costa County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)
       MILLS - Public Admonishment by Commission (2013)
MIRELES, Raymond - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1990)
MORUZA, Christine K. - Alameda County Superior Court, Public Admonishment (2008)
MURPHY, Patrick B. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2001)

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NELSON, Rodney E. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case Dismissed by Commission (2006)

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OBERHOLZER, Richard J. - Kern County Superior Court, Supreme Court Orders Withdrawal of Advisory Letter (1999)
O'FLAHERTY, Joseph W. - Placer County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2004)
        O'FLAHERTY - Censure by Commission (2010)
OLIVER, Robert H. - Fresno County Municipal Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1997)
ORMSBY, William M. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Severe Censure by Commission (1996)

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PETRUCELLI, James M. - Fresno County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2007)
PLATT, Michael E. - San Joaquin County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2002)
POLLARD, Nancy - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2011)
PRESS, David - San Bernardino Justice Court, Case Dismissed by Supreme Court (1989)

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QUALL, Robert D. - Merced County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2008)

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RASMUSSEN, L. Eugene - El Dorado County Justice Court, Severe Censure by Supreme Court (1987)
REVAK, Bernard E. - San Diego County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2000)
ROEDER, James L. - Placer County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2003)
ROBERTS, Harry R. - Mono County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1983)
ROGERS, Pamela R. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1998)
      ROGERS - Counts One and Two Of January 1998 Notice of Formal Proceedings Dismissed by Commission (2000)
ROICK, Charles Robert - San Diego County Municipal Court, Involuntary Retirement by Supreme Court (1978)
ROSS, James Randal - Orange County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (1998)
ROSS, Kevin A. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2006)
RUSHING, Elaine M. - Sonoma County Superior Court, Censure by Commission (2006)
RYAN, Gary P. - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2000)
RYAN, Richard - Placer County Municipal Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1988)

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SALCIDO, DeAnn M. - San Diego County Superior Court, Censure by Commission (2010)
SANCHEZ, Leopoldo - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Severe Censure by Supreme Court (1973)
SARMIENTO, Salvador - Orange County Superior Court, Censure by Commission (2012)
SCHATZ, John, Jr. - Santa Clara County Superior Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1989)
SCHMIDT, Calvin P. - Orange County Municipal Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1989)
SCHNIDER, Robert A., (Ret.) - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2009)
SCHWARTZ, Bernard J. - Riverside County Superior Court, Censure by Commission (2006)
SEEMAN, Paul D. - Alameda County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2013)
SHAW, Susanne S. - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2000)
      SHAW - Censured and Barred by Commission (2006)
SHELDON, Christopher J. - Riverside County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1998)
      SHELDON - Public Censure by Commission (2009)
SHOOK, John P. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1998)
SIMPSON, James R. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2003)
SLATER, James M. - Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1993)
SMITH, Thomas A. - El Dorado County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1996)
SOHIGIAN, Ronald M. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2007)
SPITZER, Robert G. - Riverside County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2007)
SPRUANCE, William D. - Alameda County Municipal Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1975)
STANFORD, Richard W., Jr. - Orange County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2012)
STEVENS, Charles F. - Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case Dismissed by Supreme Court (1964)
STEVENS, Charles S. - Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1982)
STEVENS, James L., Jr. - Yolo County Superior Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1994)
      STEVENS - Public Admonishment by Commission (1998)
STEVENS, Robert S. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1981)
STOLL, Charles W. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1996)
SULLIVAN, William H. - Riverside County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2002)
SWIFT, Bert L. - San Bernardino County Municipal Court, Case Dismissed by the Commission (1997)

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TISHER, Francisca P. - Napa County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2004)
TRAMMELL, George W., III - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (1999)

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VAN VOORHIS, Bruce - Contra Costa County Municipal Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1992)
       VAN VOORHIS - Contra Costa County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2003)
VASSIE, Kenneth E. - Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Public Reproval by Commission (1995)
VELASQUEZ, Jose A. - Monterey County Municipal Court, Censure by Commission (1997)
       VELASQUEZ - Monterey County Superior Court, Removed by Commission (2007)

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WAGONER, James R. - El Dorado County Superior Court, Public Admonishment (2011)
WASILENKO, David E. - Yuba County Superior Court, Censured and Barred by Commission (2005)
WATSON, John M. - Orange County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)
      WATSON - Public Admonishment by Commission (2008)
WENGER, Jerrold L. - El Dorado County Justice Court, Removed by Supreme Court (1981)
WENZEL, Lewis - San Diego County Municipal Court, Case Dismissed by Supreme Court (1982)
WESTRA, Clarence - Kern County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2007)
WHITNEY, Claude E. - Orange County Municipal Court, Censure by Supreme Court (1996)
WIDDIFIELD, Melissa N. - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2010)
WILLIAMS, Alexander H., III - Los Angeles County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (1997)
WILLOUGHBY, W. Jackson - Placer County Superior Court, Censure by Commission (2000)

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YOUNGBLOOD, Bobby D. - Orange County Municipal Court, Severe Censure by Supreme Court (1983)

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ZELLERBACH, Paul E. - Riverside County Superior Court, Public Admonishment by Commission (2006)
      ZELLERBACH - Riverside County Superior Court (formerly), Public Admonishment by Commission (2011)

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Other Cases Relating to the Commission

McComb v. Superior Court of San Francisco, et al (1977)
Mosk v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (1979)
Adams v. Commission on Judicial Performance (1994)
The Recorder v. Commission on Judicial Performance (1998)
Commission on Judicial Performance v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (2007)