The majority of the times Respondent was late to Court werewithout good cause.e.
Respondent stated at side bar:I don’t know of anybody that’s made a mistake – and exceptfor perhaps one, and for that we murdered him. You know,he was faultless and we murdered him for it. That’s notpolitically correct but I happen to believe in God…Christ isthe intercessor.2.
Since September 2011, Respondent has provided written weekly logsto Special Counsel for the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commissiondemonstrating timeliness by Respondent in his attendance at Court proceedings.3.
The Panel’s investigation revealed that the religious remark referenced above was an isolated incident.4.
Respondent admits his conduct violated Canons 1 (“A judge shouldparticipate in establishing, maintaining, and enforcing high standards of conduct,and shall personally observe those standards so that the integrity and independenceof the judiciary may be preserved.”), 3B(4) (“A judge shall be patient, dignified,and courteous to litigants, jurors, witnesses, lawyers, and others with whom the judge deals in an official capacity”.) and 3B(8) (“A judge shall dispose of all judicial matters promptly, efficiently, and fairly.”) of the Code of Judicial Conduct.