Judicial Tardiness Can Trigger Discipline, Ruling Concludes

The New York Law Journal – Judicial Tardiness Can Trigger Discipline, Ruling Concludes

Ruling on a commission recommendation to admonish Kingston City Court Judge James B. Gilpatric for his delays in making rulings from 2004 to 2008, the Court said that “a judge’s failure to promptly dispose of pending matters is primarily a matter for administrative correction” within the court system.

“But after nearly twenty years of experience with Greenfield, we think it is not workable to exclude completely the possibility of more formal discipline for such behavior, in cases where the delays are lengthy and without valid excuse,” the judges held in a per curiam ruling in Matter of Gilpatric, 196.

Read entire article by Joel Stashenko.

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