RECALL FLOURNOY !
The Arizona Supreme Court suspended Judge J. Michael Flournoy for a period of one year from the bench in Coconino Co. Superior Court Div. 1 for violations of conduct involving:
1. COURT RECORD TAMPERING
2.ILL TEMPERED REMARKS DIRECTED TOWARD ATTORNEYS AND LITIGANTS
3.SEXUALLY DEMEANING REMARKS, AND OTHER VIOLATIONS
Nationwide associations of Lawyers and Judges have declared that Judge J. Michael Flournoy is among the 10 worst Judges currently on the bench. Now he is slated to return from his court ordered suspension on Dec. 26th, 2000, to serve out the remainder of his current term two years. He intends to run again, and is a disgrace to the bench and our County.
Two more years is two years too much !
The Arizona Supreme Court did not go far enough !
A mere suspension is not enough !
HE MUST BE RECALLED !
For more information, and to volunteer for the upcoming recall effort contact:
Recall Committee: 520 779 3789
J. Michael Flournoy, ever since having been appointed to the bench in 1992 has been in the news repeatedly for his bizarre behavior and cases: And before the cases that resulted in his suspension, he had been reprimanded at least SIX TIMES! As was widely reported in local, state and national papers in July of 1995, he conducted a seance in court in order to read into the court record the words of a person dead over 600 years! This and his more recent violations earned Flournoy the distinction of being elected by lawyers and his peers as one of the ten worst judges in the country. (Ref. GAIL DIANE COX The National Law Journal April 26, 2000) (click link, and go down the list-- Flournoy is there.) And more from Reuters (TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE USE "BACK" BUTTONS IN YOUR BROWSER)
Then thesebold headlines and articles appeared in and on the front page of our local paper, as well as state papers (links to these articles will be added in the near future):
Judge charged with misconduct"Hot temper, hot water"; "Flournoys temper triggered probe; "Judge responds to the charges" ( SEP 20, 1998, AZ Daily Sun) Click for Text (use BACK button to return to this page after each)
Judge Flournoy admits allegations(Mar. 21, 1999, AZ Daily Sun)
Judge guilty of record-tampering"Flournoy to be disciplined today" (MAR. 26, 1999, AZ Daily Sun)
Judicial standards have changed; so should Flournoy(MAR. 28, 1999, AZ Daily Sun, Viewpoints, p4)
Panel wants Flournoy suspended"18 month penalty for judge awaits Supreme Court ruling" (MAY 19, 1999, AZ Daily Sun)
Recall FlournoyMAY 30, 1999, (AZ Daily Sun, Letters to the Editor p. 7)
Flournoy fights bench suspension"State wants 18 month suspension to begin today" (JUN 24, 1999, AZ Daily Sun) Click for text
Flournoy case prompts reform bid(SEP 5, 1999, AZ Daily Sun)
Oversight of runaway judges critical(SEP 19 1999, AZ Daily Sun, Letters to the Editor. p.6) Click for text
Flournoy fires back at accusers"Suspended judge tells Supreme Court discipline system flawed" (SEP 24, 1999, AZ Daily Sun) Click for text
Flournoy opts for disability retirement"Papers filed 2 days after suspension." (SEP 30, 1999) Click for text
High court upholds Flournoy suspension(DEC 17, 1999, AZ Daily Sun) Click for text
Judicial and Attorney Misconduct in Arizona
National Law Journal
Also-- do a "google" search atgoogle.com using the key words: "Judge J. Michael Flournoy" You will be amazed.
After all of this,he is to return on December 26th, 2000 ? .
Flournoy's suspension was not enough!
FLOURNOY MUST GO!
FLOURNOY MUST BE RECALLED