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Alaska court orders suspension for judge

...actions constituted an ethical violation. The Judicial Conduct Commission last November recommended that Judge Dennis Cummings be suspended or removed from the bench for passing a note to a witness during a trial. The court ordered Cummings...
Bethel judge accused of improper conduct again

...for inappropriate contact with a witness.The state Commission on Judicial Conduct filed a complaint alleging Judge Dennis Cummings engaged in off-bench communications in two criminal cases in June that could be viewed as aiding the prosecution...
State news in brief

...the names of Nathaniel Peters and Kirsten Swanson to Gov. Sean Parnell, who will appoint the successor to Judge Dennis Cummings. Cummings retired.According to information provided by the council, Peters is an assistant public defender in...
Report: Bethel judge breached ethical duty calling for a Bethel judge to be suspended or removed from the bench. The commission says District Court Judge Dennis Cummings inappropriately passed a note to a witness during a trial eight months ago. The commission's report says Cummings...
Bethel judge accused of misconduct

...the witness stand at a hearing in Anchorage before the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct. District Court Judge Dennis Cummings, 62, is accused of misconduct in a complaint that describes a hearing in his courtroom as chaotic after the prosecution...


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