Burnet County Judge James Oakley to appeal conduct ruling

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Judge to appeal conduct ruling

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By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A Burnet County judge has vowed to fight a recent judicial conduct decision to publicly “admonish” him for appearing in a PEC candidate's campaign material.

Burnet County Judge James Oakley told the Burnet Bulletin Tuesday, May 7, he is looking forward to appealing the public admonition handed down by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct last month.

“I look forward to appealing this because I believe it is an overstep into what a judge is able to do, based on the definition of the canons in the Code of Judicial Conduct,” Oakley said. “A precedent has already been set and I hope it will lead to overturning the ruling by the commission.”

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