The state Commission on JudicialConduct has the discretion to refuse to investigate charges brought toit by an attorney against a judge, a Manhattan Supreme Court justice hasruled.

Justice Edward H. Lehnerupheld the commission’s decision not to proceed with an investigation intothe actions of Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Donna G. Recant, who wasaccused of changing a court ruling based on personal animus against thecomplaining lawyer.

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