BOONES MILL, Va. (AP) — A group of Republicans tried but failed to censure a GOP congressman for failing to uphold the party's values by officiating a gay couple's wedding.
Trump digs in on racist tweets: ‘Many people agree with me’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S....
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Superior City Council has decided to censure one of their own despite the mayor's objections.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the council decided to censure...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday ruled out censuring President Donald Trump if the House doesn't impeach him, downplaying a less drastic censure as "a day at the beach" for the...
House speaker makes plea for respectful behavior in chamber
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon made a plea for cordiality and professionalism on Thursday, the day after tempers flared in the chamber.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned after one lawmaker called for the censure of another over comments that included calling the president's son "evidently...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Commission on Judicial Performance said Monday that it has imposed a severe public censure on a Santa Cruz County judge who ran a red light then tried to have the...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — County commissioners in Tennessee have voted in support of censuring a criminal court judge who posted links to anti-immigration articles and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories...
New Mexico Supreme Court censures district judge
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has publicly censured a 10th Judicial District judge in Tucumcari for violating the Code of Judicial Conduct.
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico magistrate judge has been censured by the state Supreme Court for alleged acts of willful misconduct against a neighbor.
Australian senator censured for blaming Muslim victims
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator was censured by his colleagues on Wednesday for seeking to blame the victims of last month's mosque shootings and vilify Muslims.
Australian senator slammed over mosque shooting comments
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian lawmaker who had an egg cracked on his head by a teenage boy for his comments about last month's New Zealand mosque shootings faced a stinging attack on Tuesday in the...
Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral
WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the...
Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attack
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's top court has censured a former state appeals court judge who used racial epithets in emails with a romantic partner.
Judge censured; called prosecutors ‘fool’ and ‘cancer’
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court says a Jackson County judge was irresponsible for communicating privately with prosecutors in disputed cases and then vilifying prosecutors when...
Calls for Maryland lawmaker to resign renewed after censure
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lawmakers, civil rights leaders and voters renewed calls for a white Maryland lawmaker to resign Friday, a day after she was censured unanimously in a House vote for making a...
Maryland House censures lawmaker who made racial slur
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white Maryland lawmaker was censured by the state's House of Delegates on Thursday for making a racial slur about a legislative district in a majority-black county, but she...
Commission censures ex-judge who lost attorney general bid
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican judge who ran unsuccessfully for California attorney general last year has been barred from the bench or working in state courts for using his position to...
Council votes against censure for former Nashville mayor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Tennessee have opted not to censure former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who resigned from office after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of taxpayer dollars to carry on an affair with her bodyguard.
Court censures judge, accepts resignation of another
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court says it has upheld a public censure against Dona Ana County Magistrate Court Judge Samantha Madrid, and has accepted the permanent resignation of Anthony Municipal Court Judge Nellie Soriano in lieu of further disciplinary proceedings.
Fresno judge disciplined for jail order, comments retires
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge who was disciplined for courtroom comments and ordering the release of a jailed acquaintance has retired.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced this week that he appointed another court official to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Fresno County Judge James M. Petrucelli.
A state agency admonished Petrucelli in 2007 for conduct it said included discourteous and sarcastic comments to attorneys and litigants.
Romania gov’t survives censure vote over judicial overhaul
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Social Democrat government on Thursday easily survived a no-confidence vote over a contentious judicial overhaul that opposition politicians say has harmed the rule of law and democracy in this European Union member nation.
The Latest: UK Parliament censures government on Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
In a U.K. parliamentary first, British lawmakers have found the government in contempt of Parliament for refusing to publish advice from the country's top law officer about Brexit.
The House of Commons voted 311-293 in favor of a motion by opposition parties censuring the government for failing to reveal the full guidance from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, despite an earlier vote by Parliament calling them to do so.
Today in History for December 2nd
4 impeached West Virginia justices to face trials
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Historic trials will be held in the West Virginia Senate starting next month for four impeached Supreme Court justices after last-ditch efforts to remove charges against some of them were rejected.
The state Senate voted 19-15 Tuesday to reject a resolution that would have dropped charges, called articles of impeachment, against Robin Davis, who retired shortly after the House of Delegates impeached her last month.
State high court censures judge over traffic stop behavior
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court on Friday censured a municipal court judge over his conduct during a 2016 traffic stop where he was accused of drunken driving.
Two state troopers said they found Wilfredo Benitez asleep in his vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 80 in Teaneck and detected an odor of alcohol.
The troopers said Benitez told them, "I'm a judge" and cursed and became belligerent after being handcuffed.
Benitez later was found not guilty of driving under the influence.
University wants to end censure over flap with conservatives
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is looking into how to be removed from a national association's censure list after being criticized for its handling of a confrontation between a university lecturer and a student recruiting for a conservative group.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has been censured by a state judicial panel for behaving "discourteously and in an undignified manner" toward defendants, her staff and others.
The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission issued its letter of censure Friday to Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mary McGowan, who oversees the county's drug court.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics has disciplined Laramie County Circuit Court Judge Antoinette Healy following an investigation into her conduct.
Healy will be required to attend a class related to the issue at her own expense and pay a nearly $16,000 fine to cover the commission's attorney fees and costs related to the investigation.
Vote of confidence for University of Tennessee president
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The outgoing University of Tennessee board of trustees passed a resolution Thursday giving a vote of full confidence to UT President Joe DiPietro — a direct response to the Faculty Senate's censure of the president for ousting the flagship school's first female chancellor.
Vice Chairman Raja Jubran said DiPietro had always had the best interest of the UT system at heart and had restored confidence in the office of the presidency.
Analysts: Menendez still has edge despite ethics censure
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez seems in good shape to win a third term despite a harsh rebuke from fellow senators who say he violated chamber rules and federal law, according to political analysts and party colleagues.
The Senate ethics committee found that Menendez repeatedly accepted gifts of significant value, failed to report them and advanced the personal and business interests of the donor who provided the gifts.
Authorities investigate substance sent to Missouri lawmaker
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A mysterious green substance sent to a Missouri lawmaker who was censured by the Legislature last year for a Facebook post hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination appears to pose no danger, officials said Thursday, and it's not yet clear whether the package was intended as a threat.
Official apologizes for offensive post, but won’t resign
MONTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An elected Republican town official in New Jersey who shared a Facebook post that compared Democrats to Nazis has refused to resign.
Montville Committeewoman June Witty instead has repeatedly apologized for the post and asked committee members and residents for a second chance.
Witty has been censured by the town's all-Republican committee and mayor. They unanimously supported a resolution during an April 10 meeting that called for her resignation.
Judge dismisses defamation suit against Union Gap, mayor
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Yakima County Judge has dismissed a defamation suit filed against the city of Union Gap and its mayor by one of its councilmembers.
Councilwoman Julie Schilling sued Mayor Roger Wentz and the city in 2016, alleging Wentz's proposal earlier in the year to censure her and another councilman was done maliciously.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on an ethics violation agreed to by former Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover (all times local):
Kentucky's former House speaker has agreed that he violated state ethics laws by behaving in an "inappropriate" way toward a woman who once worked for the House Republican Caucus. The woman's allegations previously led to Jeff Hoover's signing of a secret sexual harassment settlement last year.
Faculty Senate votes to censure accused Rochester professor
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester Faculty Senate has voted to censure a professor at the center of a sexual misconduct complaint.
A special investigative committee in January concluded that Florian Jaeger had not violated policy or law, but called his intimate relationships with students and other behavior unprofessional and offensive.
Jaeger's lawyer, Steven Modica, released a statement following the censure vote Tuesday evening, calling it an alarming rush to judgment.
LSU Faculty Senate stands by censure of LSU President F. King Alexander
In January 2018, the U.S. District Court for the middle district of Louisiana dismissed former University education professor Teresa Buchanan’s case that LSU President F. King Alexander and three University administrators violated her first and fourteenth amendment rights.
Alexander fired Buchanan in 2015, despite a panel of faculty members choosing not to recommend her dismissal when they found her guilty of violating the University’s sexual harassment policies.
California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct apologized Wednesday to anyone who felt uncomfortable because of his behavior but flatly denied two of the more serious allegations, one involving a 19-year-old female intern, a day before his fellow senators could decide his punishment.
The Latest: Senator apologizes to anyone offended by conduct
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on alleged sexual misconduct at the California Legislature (all times local):
A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct is apologizing to anyone who felt uncomfortable by his behavior.
But Sen. Tony Mendoza flatly denied two of the more serious allegations Wednesday, a day before his fellow senators could decide his punishment.
Rochester faculty still weighing sex misconduct issue
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester Faculty Senate is still considering whether to censure a professor at the center of a sexual misconduct complaint that divided a prominent department and led the university president to resign.
WHEC says hundreds of faculty members discussed the case of Dr. Florian Jaeger (YAY'-guhr) on Tuesday night. Their vote has been postponed.
Rochester faculty to vote on sexual misconduct issue
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester Faculty Senate will vote on whether to censure a professor at the center of a sexual misconduct complaint that divided a prominent department and led the university president to resign.
WHEC says a meeting is scheduled Tuesday afternoon regarding Dr. Florian Jaeger.
Eastman plans to seek hearing on ethics finding
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state lawmaker said Friday he plans to seek a formal hearing into an ethics panel finding that he improperly disclosed to a member of the public the existence of a complaint that was considered confidential.
A subcommittee of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics said Thursday it found probable cause that Rep. David Eastman, a Wasilla Republican, had violated ethics law in making the disclosure.
Congressional Black Caucus pushes effort to censure Trump
The Congressional Black Caucus introduced legislation Thursday to censure President Donald Trump’s vulgar remarks last week and the effort has the backing of the House’s Democratic leader.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat, jointly submitted the resolution with the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler of New York. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a co-sponsor of the resolution, according to her spokesman.
Panel recommends Eastman removal from ethics committee
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A freshman Alaska legislator faces a second possible censure after a legislative panel said he disclosed the existence of a complaint that was considered confidential.
The House subcommittee of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics said Thursday that it found probable cause that Wasilla state Rep. David Eastman violated ethics law by disclosing the existence of a complaint in May.
Joint Democratic Effort Seeks Censure of Trump
Congressional Black Caucus backs effort to censure Trump
The Congressional Black Caucus introduced legislation Thursday to censure President Donald Trump's vulgar remarks last week and the effort has the backing of the House's Democratic leader.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat, jointly submitted the resolution with top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler of New York. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a co-sponsor of the resolution, according to her spokesman.
Black lawmakers, other Democrats seek censure of Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are introducing a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for reportedly using the term "shithole" to describe African countries last week.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee joined the effort, which faces long odds, given Republican control of the House.
Fountain City Council resolution to formally censure Simon and Farrand rejected
An attempt to censure two members of the Fountain City Council for alleged improper conduct failed to gain enough traction to reach a formal vote by city officials.
The council in a 4 to 1 vote passed a motion objecting to consideration of a censure resolution introduced by 1st Ward Alderperson Richard Kennerly.
The vote essentially prevented the censure proposal from proceeding to formal consideration and action by the council.