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CJP order The California Commission on Judicial Performance on May 20, 2019, imposed a “severe public censure” on Judge Ariadne J. Symons of the Santa Cruz County Superior Court.

A California judge who initially did not take responsibility for running a red light—despite photos showing that she did—on Monday received a severe public censure by the Commission on Judicial Performance.

The discipline, the most serious that can be imposed short of removal from office, allows Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Ariadne Symons to keep her job on the bench. The commission concluded her actions “reflect an egregious disregard for the dignity of the very court where Judge Symons serves as a judicial officer.”

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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