It seems the disciplinary actions involving L.A. federal Judge Manuel Real just won't die. At the same time the U.S. Judicial Conference upheld a decision last week to censure Real for improper ex parte communications with a litigant, the conference revealed a second complaint regarding a "pattern and practice" of Real not providing adequate reasons for his decisions when required to do so. The conference remanded the matter back to the 9th Circuit for more fact-finding on whether Real had acted willfully.
Judicial Conference Backs 9th Circuit's Censure of Los Angeles Federal Judge
January 22, 2008