On Thursday, December 22, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ferderal Circuit ruled on the complainant’s petition for review of the order and supporting memorandum entered by Chief Judge Kimberly A. Moore on November 7, 2022, dismissing a complaint for judicial misconduct charges against several district court judges and magistrate judges.
The case is styled as ‘In Re Complaint Nos. FC-2022-90038, FC-2022-90039, FC-2022-90040, FC-2022-90041, FC-2022-90042, FC-2022-90043, FC-2022-90044, FC-2022-90045, and FC-2022-90046.
A judicial complaint was filed identifying three district court judges and five magistrate judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and one district court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Chief Judge Moore dismissed the complaints because they were filed in the wrong Court as the judges complained of holds office in the Fourth Circuit (for the Southern District of Virginia judge) and Fifth Circuit (for the Southern District of Texas judges).
Accordingly, the Court after its review of the relevant materials dismissed the complainant’s petition for review and affirmed Chief Judge Moore’s Order and Supporting Memorandum.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.