Court reprimands Judge Adams June 15, 2006 Regular News Court reprimands Judge Adams The Florida Supreme Court has ordered the reprimand of a Lee County judge who entered into a romantic relationship with a lawyer and continued to hear cases involving that lawyer.The court scheduled the reprimand for Judge James R. Adams for June 7, after this News went to press.Judge Adams stipulated to the finding of the Judicial Qualifications Commission that he issued numerous continuances in five cases and dismissed four traffic cases where the parties were represented by the attorney. He also agreed that the actions call his impartiality into question.The court agreed with the JQC that Judge Adams’ actions violated three canons of the Code of Judicial Conduct.“A judge who enters into a romantic relationship with a lawyer who practices before the judge, and then continues to preside over matters in which the lawyer appears as counsel, transgresses the Code of Judicial Conduct in both letter and spirit,” the court wrote. “Judge Adams failed to maintain the high standards of conduct necessary to preserve the integrity of the judiciary, violating Canon 1. He also failed to act in a manner promoting public confidence in the judiciary, violating Canon 2A. Further, his conduct tended to create the impression that he allowed a personal relationship to influence his judgment, contrary to Canon 2B, and that he would have difficulty performing his judicial duties fairly and without bias, contrary to Canons 3B(5) and 3B(8).”The court noted that Judge Adams has otherwise had an unblemished record and acknowledged his errors.“Finally, from our review of the record, we conclude that there is no evidence that the relationship actually influenced his actions in any of the cases involving the attorney. If evidence had demonstrated that the relationship affected the disposition of any matter before the judge, we would not hesitate to impose stiffer discipline,” the court said.The court acted May 18 in Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 05-05 Re: James R. Adams, case no. SC06-249.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRogers City- Singing and dancing fill the stage over at Rogers City Theater as the cast and crew prepare to pull off one of the most lively musicals to hit the stage.“Shrek The Musical” is based off the film, Shrek, which follows the story of an Ogre and Donkey through the mythical land of Far Far Away. The biggest difference between the movie and the musical is the styles of music, encompassing a wide spectrum of styles and rhythms.Rogers City Theater has not had a true back-to-back sellout since 2004 which was a high school performance of Annie. Actor William Burrel-Reece is excited for his performance and ready to be back on the stage.“We’re going to show you a lot of things that haven’t come out of this theatre in a long time,” said Burrel-Reece who will be a jack of all trades in the show.The show takes the stage March 9-11 & 16-18. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6. You can purchase them at the door.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Ella White Ensures Teachers and Students are safe after yesterday’s scareNext Alpena County Sheriff’s Office sets the standards for school safety
It didn’t take long for Johnny Manziel to find himself back on the football field.Just one week after signing with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football, the controversial quarterback made his league debut Sunday against the Birmingham Iron. HERE’S JOHNNY. @JManziel2 now under center for the @aafexpress on @nflnetwork 📺. pic.twitter.com/0FWDaDh5BE— The Alliance (@TheAAF) March 25, 2019Manziel was under center for three drives in the second and third quarters of Memphis’ 31-25 comeback overtime win over Birmingham, finishing 3 of 5 with 48 passing yards, 20 rushing yards, one sack and a failed two-point attempt. Johnny Manziel’s first completion as a member of the Express.#BHMvsMEM | #AllAboard pic.twitter.com/S017L3PHm5— Memphis Express (@aafexpress) March 25, 2019The 26-year-old was cut late last month by the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL for violating his contract but promised he’s ready to make the most of his latest opportunity.”I guess I’ve just changed the way I used to live life,” Manziel told reporters last week. “I got immersed and lost in a bunch of things that only gave me temporary happiness. (Now), I started focusing on things I really care about: family, football, trying to better my life and have a routine that makes things work, and not one that makes things break like they did a couple years ago.”When asked if he eventually wants to find his way back into the NFL, he responded: “Absolutely. Without a doubt.”