Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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Committee Schedules Another Meeting To Discuss Judge's Ethics

POSTED: 1:35 pm EST December 17, 2007
A disciplinary committee that heard the case of a New Hampshire judge who admitted violating ethics rules has scheduled another hearing to consider further issues. The Judicial Conduct Committee announced that it has scheduled a special meeting on Thursday of the panel that heard Superior Court Judge Patricia Coffey's case. It's the second special closed-door meeting for the panel since a source said it voted to recommend that Coffey be suspended for helping shield her husband's assets as he was being disbarred. A person familiar with the deliberations told The Associated Press last week that the committee voted to recommend Coffey be suspended for less than six months. Recommendations go to the state Supreme Court, which decides punishment. The committee has not made any disciplinary vote public. It met several days after the reported vote last week to discuss the confidentiality of its proceedings.Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

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