Albany City Judge William A. Carter came within a thread of losing his job, and he won't get a second chance, according to the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct. Carter once descended from the bench, dropped his robes and seemingly challenged a defendant to a fist fight in court and also once suggested police officers "thump the shit out of" another allegedly disrespectful individual. The commission's opinion also delves deeply into broader issues with which the watchdog panel has recently struggled.
'Utterly Inexcusable' Acts Prompt Censure of Judge
New York Law Journal
October 4, 2006