New York's highest court Thursday upheld the recommended removal of a judge for sending 46 defendants to jail when no one would admit to possessing a cell phone that rang in his courtroom. The Court of Appeals held in a per curiam ruling that Judge Robert M. Restaino deprived the defendants of their liberty without due process and "exhibited insensitivity, indifference and a callousness so reproachable that his continued presence on the Bench cannot be tolerated."
N.Y. High Court Upholds Judge's Removal for Jailing 46 for Ringing Cell Phone
New York Law Journal
June 6, 2008