New York Judge Larry M. Himelein has accepted censure for trying to organize other judges to recuse themselves from cases involving the law firms of legislators who have denied New York's judiciary a pay raise since 1999, a judicial conduct commission said Monday. The commission's ruling said Himelein aggravated his conduct by writing e-mails to other state judges in which he mocked judges who declined to recuse themselves, calling them "wusses" and "wimps" and telling them to "grow some stones."
Judge Accepts Censure for Promoting Recusal as 'Weapon' Over Pay
New York Law Journal
December 29, 2009