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Matter of Mark A. Cunningham

The Commission has released a decision dated January 28, 2021, that Stockton Town Court Justice Mark A. Cunningham (Chautauqua County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Cunningham Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Amanda R. Ward

The Commission has released a decision dated January 28, 2021, that Fallsburg Town Court Justice Amanda R. Ward (Sullivan County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Ward Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Gregory H. Burker

The Commission has released a decision dated January 28, 2021, that Watson Town Court Justice Gregory H. Burker (Lewis County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Burker Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

New Commission Member Appointed

Suffolk County Acting Supreme Court Justice Fernando M. Camacho has been appointed to the Commission by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, for a term expiring on March 31, 2024. Biographical information on Justice Camacho and the rest of the Commission members is available at Commission Members. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Catherine R. Nugent Panepinto

The Commission has determined that Catherine R. Nugent Panepinto, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District, Erie County, should be censured. The Commission's decision dated December 9, 2020, is available at Panepinto Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Robert H. Schmidt

The Commission has determined that Robert H. Schmidt, a Justice of the Brunswick Town Court, Rensselaer County, should be admonished. The Commission's decision dated November 3, 2020, is available at Schmidt Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Richard H. Miller, II

The New York State Court of Appeals has accepted the Commission's determination that Richard H. Miller, II, a Judge of the Family Court, Broome County, should be removed from office.

The Court's decision was issued on October 15, 2020, and is available at Court of Appeals Decision. The Commission's determination is available at Miller Decision.