A black state judge who argued that a pending disciplinary action against him was tainted by the “racial bias” of Raoul L. Felder, chairman of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, lost his bid in federal court Wednesday to enjoin the proceedings.
Eastern District of New York Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ruled that Queens Supreme Court Justice Duane A. Hart failed to satisfy the elements of a preliminary injunction and that state court is the appropriate forum for his claim.
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