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Family court judge suspended

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Judicial Conduct Commission has suspended a family court judge for 45 days without pay.
The decision on Family Court Judge Tamra Gormley was released
Monday following the commission's investigation. Gormley's 14th
Judicial Circuit covered Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties.
A ruling from the commission finds Gormley had violated various
judicial canons while presiding over a 2008 Scott County case, and
a 2008 Woodford County case. Among its findings, the commission
says Gormley misconducted her official duties and failed to meet
high standards of conduct.
The commission publicly reprimanded Gormley and said her actions
were "not mere legal error" but "obviously and seriously
wrong."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-11-02-09 1831EST


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