New Jersey trial Judges James Convery and James Citta are in hot water for belittling litigants with remarks from the bench that an ethics prosecutor calls discourteous, undignified and discriminatory. The state Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct accuses Citta and Convery of derogatory comments touching on litigants' alienage, ethnicity, race, honesty, language ability or physical ailments. The judges are charged, among other things, with creating an appearance of racial or ethnic bias.
Two N.J. Judges Face Ethics Charges Over Derogatory Comments From Bench
New Jersey Law Journal
April 7, 2009