A black New York state judge who argued that a pending disciplinary action against him was tainted by the "racial bias" of the chairman of the Commission on Judicial Conduct lost his bid in federal court Wednesday to enjoin the proceedings. Charges against the judge include falsely accusing an attorney of extortion, failing to disclose a personal relationship with a defense attorney who appeared in his court, and belligerently attempting to help his mother circumvent security at Queens Family Court.
Judge Claiming Racial Bias Is Rebuffed in Bid to Block Misconduct Case
New York Law Journal
December 6, 2007