On Thursday, August 4, 2022, the United States Judicial Council of the Second District denied a petition for review of misconduct complaints against Circuit and District judges of the Second Circuit. The case is styled as ‘In re: Charges of Judicial Misconduct.’

On March 1, 2022, the complainant filed four complaints with the Clerk’s Office of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit charging two circuit judges and two district judges of the Second Circuit with misconduct. The complaints alleged that the subject judges have participated in a wide-ranging conspiracy with other judges, court personnel, law enforcement, lawyers, banks, and others to discriminate against the complainant and commit physical acts of violence against him.

Two of the complaints were directed at judges who are deceased. The proceedings as to these two complaints were concluded because “action is no longer necessary” due to “intervening events.” The remaining two complaints have been dismissed.

The order reads:

“Complaints having been filed on March 1, 2022, alleging misconduct on the part of Circuit and District Judges of this Circuit, and the complaints having been dismissed on June 10, 2022, by the Acting Chief Judge of the Circuit, and a petition for review having been filed timely on June 22, 2022.

Upon consideration thereof by the Council, it is ORDERED that the petition for review is DENIED for the reasons stated in the order dated June 10, 2022.”

A copy of the original filing can be found here.