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Matter of Ellen D. Fishkin

The Commission has released a decision dated June 10, 2021, that Ellen D. Fishkin, a Justice of the Head of the Harbor Village Court (Suffolk County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Fishkin Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Kenneth C. Knutsen

The Commission has released a decision dated June 10, 2021, that Kenneth C. Knutsen, a Justice of the Schoharie Town Court and an Associate Justice of the Schoharie Village Court (Schoharie County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Knutsen Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

New Commission Member Appointed

Graham B. Seiter, Esq., has been appointed to the Commission by Assembly Minority Leader William A. Barclay, for a four-year term ending March 31, 2025. Biographical information on Mr. Seiter and the rest of the Commission members is available at Commission Members. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Donald F. Knab, Jr.

The Commission has determined that Donald F. Knab, Jr., a Justice of the Rush Town Court, Monroe County, should be censured. The Commission's decision dated April 28, 2021, is available at Knab Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Michael Ralph Miller

The Commission has released a decision dated April 22, 2021, that Michael Ralph Miller, a Justice of the Arcadia Town Court and the Newark Village Court (Wayne County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Miller Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Larry D. Hartwell

The Commission has released a decision dated April 22, 2021, that Larry D. Hartwell, a Justice of the Lyons Town Court (Wayne County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Hartwell Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Peter Gallanter

The Commission has released a decision dated April 22, 2021, that Peter Gallanter, a Justice of the Manorhaven Village Court (Nassau County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Gallanter Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of William A. Carter

The Commission has released a decision dated April 22, 2021, that Albany County Court Judge William A. Carter, has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Carter Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.