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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|First Name||Vincent P.|
|Court Level||Superior Court|
|County/Appellate District||San Diego|
|Date of Decision||01/09/2007|
|Method of Resolution||Decision|
|Types of Misconduct||Disqualification/disclosure/post-disqualification conduct
Miscellaneous off-bench conduct
|Petition For Review|
|Summary||Judge DiFiglia failed to disclose on the record information about his relationship with an attorney appearing before him. The judge previously had been disciplined for non-disclosure on the record of his relationship with the same attorney and his partner and the judge's acceptance of golf tournament fees from them. At the time of the commission's decision, the judge had retired from office.|