In the first comprehensive accounting of judicial misconduct nationally, Reuters identified and reviewed 1,509 cases from the last dozen years – 2008 through 2019 – in which state or local judges resigned, retired or were publicly disciplined following accusations of misconduct.
Here’s what you’ll find when you explore this interactive:
JUDGES IN YOUR STATE Search for judges in your state by using the dropdown menu on the left. If you look at Alaska, for instance, here’s what should appear on your screen:
JUDGES BY LAST NAME Or, you can simply search for a judge by his or her last name. Use the box on the right side and type in the name of the judge. For instance, if you search for HAYES, here’s what should appear on your screen:
READ THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS To explore the official documents that relate to the judge’s conduct, simply click on the name of the judge and the documents pertaining to that judge – in this case “Hayes III, Armstead Lester” – and here’s what should appear on your screen:
CONTACT US If you know of a judge who may have committed misconduct, please send us details at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of the judge, the state, details of what the judge may have done wrong, and a way for us to contact you. Reuters investigates such tips and will contact you before publishing.