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Matter of William B. Rebolini

The Commission has released a decision dated April 30, 2020, that Supreme Court Justice William B. Rebolini (Suffolk County), has agreed to resign from office and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Rebolini Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Michelle A. VanWoeart

The Commission has determined that Michelle A. VanWoeart, a Justice of the Princetown Town Court, Schenectady County, should be censured. The Commission’s decision dated March 31, 2020, is available at VanWoeart Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of William A. Carter

The Commission has determined that William A. Carter, a Judge of the County Court, Albany County, should be censured. The Commission’s decision dated March 31, 2020, is available at Carter Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Robert Cicale

The Commission has released a decision dated April 2, 2020, that District Court Judge Robert Cicale (Suffolk County), has resigned from office and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Cicale Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Marc A. Seedorf

The Commission has released a decision dated April 2, 2020, that Lewisboro Town Court Justice Marc A. Seedorf (Westchester County), has resigned from office and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Seedorf Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

New Commission Member Appointed

Ronald J. Rosenberg, Esq., has been appointed to the Commission by Senate Minority Leader John J. Flanagan, for a four-year term commencing April 1, 2020. Biographical information on Mr. Rosenberg and the rest of the Commission members is available at Commission Members. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Michael F. McGuire

The Commission has determined that Michael F. McGuire, a Judge of the County and Surrogate's Courts, an Acting Judge of the Family Court and an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, Sullivan County, should be removed from office.  The Commission’s decision dated March 18, 2020, is available at McGuire Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Richard H. Miller, II

The Commission has determined that Richard H. Miller, II, a Judge of the Family Court, Broome County, should be removed from office.  The Commission’s decision dated February 14, 2020, is available at Miller Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Judge Miller has requested review of the determination in the Court of Appeals. Briefs will be filed and the Court will schedule the matter for oral argument.

The Court of Appeals suspended Judge Miller from office, with pay, pending review of the Commission's determination. The Court's order is available at Miller Suspension.

Matter of Paul H. Senzer

The Commission has determined that Paul H. Senzer, a Justice of the Northport Village Court, Suffolk County, should be removed from office.  The Commission’s decision dated October 9, 2019, is available at Senzer Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2019 Releases.

Judge Senzer has requested review of the determination in the Court of Appeals. Oral argument was originally scheduled for March 24, 2020, but has been adjourned without date.

The Court of Appeals suspended Judge Senzer from office, with pay, pending review of the Commission's determination. The Court's order is available at Senzer Suspension.