Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Commission seeks to dismiss interim suspension for DeLaughter

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed a Motion to Dismiss Order of Interim Suspension with the Mississippi Supreme Court. It does not mention any facts regarding why he was suspended, only that he pleaded guilty and will not sit on the bench again. What is interesting is there were no exhibits attached nor any details regarding the interim suspension itself.

Copy of Motion


Anonymous said...

That information is not for public viewing.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't we, the public, who elected ,and appeared before Delaughter be given the reasons for his removal? How many situations like the two filed publicly are in existence?

Anonymous said...

All complaints filed with the Commission on Judicial Performance are confidential until such time as a recommendation for discipline is made to the Supreme Court.

The actual complaint and all supporting documentation is confidential. The results of their investigation and any information obtained during their investigation is also confidential and to the best of my knowledge is never released to the public unless a public reprimand is called for.

As to Delaughter, he pled guilty to lying to the F.B.I. and tendered his resignation to the Governor.

What else can the Commission do, he is not a Judge any longer, so they only have to have their Motion for Suspension Dismissed.

Better question is, when did the Commission on Judicial Performance actually get involved.

With Wilson being as vocal as he has been about the whole case, for some reason, I cannot see him as not having filed a complaint with them shortly after the ruling, which would of course be prior to the F.B.I.'s involvement with the case.

Wonder if Wilson got one of those letters that dismissed his complaint against Judge Delaughter prior to the F.B.I.'s involvement.

What two filed publicly are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

The two complaints actually filed with the Supremes in support of the Motion For Interim Suspension. This does not include other cases that may or may not have been reported to the MCOJP. Those would probably pale in comparison to the cases reported to the State Bar which were summarily dismissed.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I don't know. Someone else that posts here might know.

As to the Commission on Judicial Performance and the Mississippi Bar, I think as far as preventing any wrong doing by judges and lawyers, those two are about as useless as tits on a boar hog.

As is a lot people in this state, getting paid to not do their job.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:10
The Mississippi Bar is in a much better position financially and otherwise to do it's job. The Bar is not a state agency and is primarily privately funded. As for the Commission on Judicial Performance, that agency operates with a small staff of 4-5, including clerical worker(s). Check the budget afforded that agency and you will find that it is also woefully inadequate. This is in light of the number of judges in this state; all of which fall under the jurisdiction of an agency which meets once per month if financially able to do so. Under those conditions I don't think that anyone can say, truthfully, that those 4 souls are getting paid "not to do their job".

Anonymous said...

How hard can it be to send out three form letters per complaint that is "investigated"?

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