On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, the Judicial Council of the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the order of  Judge Wilkins, that dismissed a complaint for judicial misconduct against several judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the District Court for the District of Columbia.

The case is styled, “In the Matter of a Charge of Judicial Misconduct or Disability,” with case nos. DC-22-90030, DC-22-90031, DC-22-90032, DC-22-90033, DC-22-90034, and DC-22-90035.

According to the Order, six judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia were the targets of complaints dismissed by Judge Wilkins on December 8, 2022. The complainant then sought the Judicial Council’s review of Wilkin’s order of dismissal by filing a pleading on January 6, 2023, which was construed to be a petition for review by the Judicial Council.

The Judicial Council, upon its review of the matter, affirmed Judge Wilkins’s order of dismissal, thereby, denying the complainant’s petition for review.

The order reads:

“ORDERED, by the Judicial Council acting pursuant to Rule 25(g) of the Rules for Judicial Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings, that for the reasons set forth in the memorandum accompanying the order dismissing the complaints, the disposition is affirmed and the petition for review is denied pursuant to Rule 19(b)(1).”

It was stated in the order that Judges Chutkan and Moss did not participate in the instant order.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.