Public Decisions Database

This database contains decisions on all public judicial disciplinary cases since the inception of the commission in 1960. Cases not involving public charges or public discipline remain confidential under the California Constitution and the commission’s rules.

Pursuant to amendments to the Constitution, which took effect in March 1995, the commission is authorized to impose all disciplinary sanctions, subject to discretionary review by the Supreme Court. Prior to that, the Supreme Court had the authority to censure or remove judges from office upon recommendation by the commission.

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Last Name First Name Inquiry Number Court Level County/Appellate District Method of Resolution Decision By Discipline/Determination Date of Decision Petition For Review
Aaron James I. 164 Superior Court Fresno Stipulation Commission Censure 07/08/2002
Adams G. Dennis 104 Superior Court San Diego Decision Supreme Court Removal from office 07/20/1995
Alvarez Donald R. Superior Court San Bernardino Decision Commission Public admonishment 12/27/2005
Austin Elvira S. 140 Municipal Court Los Angeles Stipulation Commission Public admonishment 10/01/1997
Bailey Steven C. 202 Superior Court El Dorado Decision Commission Censure and Bar 02/27/2019 Denied 07/31/19
Ball John T. 136 Superior Court Santa Clara Decision Commission Dismissal/reversal 02/11/1997
Bennett Jeffrey G. 206 Superior Court Ventura Stipulation Commission Censure 03/25/2020
Benson Stephen E. Superior Court Butte Decision Commission Public admonishment 11/15/2006
Bergeron Joseph E. Superior Court San Mateo Decision Commission Public admonishment 01/25/2016
Bishop Eugene R. 161 Superior Court Riverside Stipulation Commission Other discipline 02/04/2002

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