Thursday, September 29, 2011

Judge Stephen reprimanded over political signs fallout …….. Only in Print: Means the Union Leader Tries to Controls what you read………But You can Read the Decision from the PCC for Free Right Here

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New Hampshire Union Leader
Published Sep 29, 2011 at 3:00 am (Updated Sep 28, 2011)

MANCHESTER — Judge Robert S. Stephen was reprimanded for angrily accusing a city firefighter of illegally posting political signs last fall that told “lies” about his brother, John Stephen, who was then the Republican nominee for governor.

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Mike Roy said: 
"only in print" seem to be only negative stories about conservatives.
 (Report Abuse) September 29, 2011 7:06 am

Dean Frazier said:
I guess that "do you know who I am? I will have your job" tirade didn't turn out so well.
(Report Abuse) September 29, 2011 8:29 am


READ the Judical Conduct Committe Reprimand and Public Sanction of Judge Robert S Stephen  for FREE

Read the entire Reprimand from the Judicial Condcut Committe from the State of NH Courts website:

Canon 2A
Failure to Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety by Not Acting at all Times in a Manner that Promotes Public Confidence in the Judiciary.
Canon 2B
Failure to Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety by Allowing Family, Social, Political or Other Relationships to Influence the Judge’s Judicial Conduct or Judgment, and Lending the Prestige of the Judicial Office to Advance the Private Interests of the Judge or Others.
Canon 5A(3)
A Judge Shall Not engage in Any Other Political Activity Except on Behalf of Measures to Improve the Law, the Legal System, or the Administration of Justice.
Upon a finding that Judge Stephen has violated Canons 2A, 2B and 5A(3) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, based on the above analysis, the Committee finds that the violations are not a sufficiently serious nature to warrant the imposition of formal discipline by the court. Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 40(8)(f), and with the consent of Judge Stephen, the Committee issues a Reprimand. The Committee urges that Judge Stephen be more mindful of the implications of his personal as well as professional conduct and remarks going forward in light of his office and its attendant obligations.

Judge Stephen shall also reimburse the Committee for all cost associated with the investigation and resolution of this matter.

Based upon the facts and circumstances surrounding Judge Stephen’s self-report (JC-10-066-C), the related grievance filed by Lieutenant Healy of the City of Manchester Fire Department, the Committee’s own investigation of these matters (which included but was not limited to Judge Stephen’s recorded statement under oath) and pursuant to Judge Stephen’s stipulated violation of Canon 2 A, 2 B and 5 A (3) of the Code of Judicial Conduct the Committee has voted to publicly sanction Judge Stephen for violations of Canons 2 A, 2 B and 5 A (3) by way of this Reprimand.

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