Public Discipline & Decisions 1961 - Present
Decisions on all of the commission's public disciplinary matters are available on this website.
Public Discipline Imposed by the Commission
Pursuant to amendments to the California Constitution which took effect in March 1995, the commission is authorized to impose all disciplinary sanctions, subject to discretionary review by the Supreme Court. Between 1988 and 1994, the commission was authorized to impose public reprovals with the consent of the judge. Public admonishment replaced the sanction of public reproval.
Discipline by Commission
29 Public Censures
17 Public Reprovals
74 Public Admonishments
Other Action by Commission
1 Private Admonishment [available to public pursuant to stipulation and order]
Discipline Imposed by the Supreme Court
Prior to 1995, the Supreme Court had the authority to censure or remove judges from office upon recommendation by the commission.
Discipline by Supreme Court
15 Removals [including 1 contested retirement]
1 Uncontested Involuntary Retirement