One day after Queens Supreme Court Justice Duane A. Hart unsuccessfully petitioned the federal court to stay misconduct proceedings against him, he asked the nine sitting members of the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct to spare his job. The hearing marked only the ninth time in the approximately 700 misconduct hearings over the last 30 years that a judge has waived confidentiality and allowed the public into what is usually a private hearing, according to the commission's administrator.
N.Y. Judge Defends His Conduct in Rare Public Hearing
New York Law Journal
December 10, 2007