On February 16, 2023, the Chief Judge of the Judicial Council of the Sixth Circuit, Jeffrey S. Sutton, issued an order concluding a complaint of judicial misconduct against an unnamed judge who was alleged to have made improper rulings in a criminal case.

The case is styled, “In re: Complaint of Judicial Misconduct”, with case no. 06-21-90083.

According to the Memorandum and Order, under Rule 11(e) of the Rules for Judicial Conduct and Judicial Disability Proceedings, the chief judge is permitted to conclude a complaint in light of intervening events.

“Since the filing of this complaint, the subject judge has died. As such, the complaint must therefore be concluded under Rule 11(e), Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceeding.”

Accordingly, the Chief Judge ordered that the complaint be concluded pursuant to the aforementioned Rule.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.