Tag: Judicial Qualifications Commission

Jim RosicaDecember 9, 2016

Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey III of Jacksonville now faces a second amended complaint of judicial misconduct, according to a Friday filing. The Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC), which investigates misconduct accusations against judges, leveled a new charge, this one related to Hulsey’s re-election campaign. He won re-election in August against Jacksonville lawyer Gerald Wilkerson after a recount. “(Y)ou directed your Judicial Assistant to overnight personal packages […]

Jim RosicaDecember 5, 2016

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday “commanded” a Broward judge to come to Tallahassee Feb. 7 for a public reprimand. Circuit Judge John Patrick Contini also must write a letter of apology, undergo judicial mentoring, complete a mental health program, and pay administrative costs, according to a court order. He was brought up on judicial misconduct charges last year. […]

Associated PressNovember 23, 2016

A judge in Putnam County faces misconduct charges for posting inaccurate information about his campaign opponent. Circuit Judge Scott DuPont is facing five charges related to his campaign against Malcolm Anthony, a Ponte Vedra Beach attorney. The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission notified the state Supreme Court of the charges on Wednesday. The commission’s investigative panel said […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 3, 2016

On Thursday, the Judicial Qualifications Commission issued an amended notice of formal charges against Jacksonville Judge Mark Hulsey. Hulsey has been accused of a variety of horrible deeds and words, including language and actions that express major racial and gender bias. In spite of this, Hulsey won re-election in August, albeit after a recount. The amended […]

Jim RosicaAugust 9, 2016

A Jacksonville judge has formally denied allegations he made racially biased and other derogatory comments off the bench, including calling a female attorney the “c-word.” Late Monday, Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey III filed a written response to judicial misconduct charges against him. He also asked for a separate investigation into a leak of the case before it became […]

Jim RosicaJuly 20, 2016

A Jacksonville judge facing misconduct proceedings is fighting back, saying the allegations against him are false and “dirty political tactics.” Among other violations, Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey III was charged Wednesday with reportedly making racially biased and other derogatory comments off the bench. (Previous story here.) One accusation had him referring to a woman attorney by using a vulgar term […]

Jim RosicaJuly 20, 2016

A Jacksonville judge now faces judicial misconduct proceedings for reportedly making racially biased and other derogatory comments off the bench, among other charges. They include referring to a woman attorney by using a vulgar term for female genitalia. The state’s Judicial Qualifications Commission filed its notice of formal charges against Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey III on Wednesday. The commission investigates […]


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