Justia Arkansas Supreme Court Opinion Summaries

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A complaint was filed with the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission concerning certain comments made in a public electronic forum. Judge Michael Maggio, a circuit judge, admitted that he was the author of these posts. The complaint also concerned the judge’s involvement in a hot-check case. Based on the misconduct, the Commission recommended that Judge Maggio be suspended from his duties with pay from the date of the Court’s mandate until the end of the judge’s term and that the judge be removed from judicial office. The Supreme Court accepted the Commission’s findings of fact and the recommendation of removal from office but deemed any further suspension with pay to be inappropriate. Therefore, the Court ordered the removal of Judge Maggio from judicial office, effective as of the date of this opinion. View "Judicial Discipline & Disability Comm'n v. Maggio" on Justia Law

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