Commission may reprimand a judge informally for violating the Code
of Judicial Conduct or for failing to live
up to the ethical standards. Reprimands are imposed when the judge's conduct is
improper, but not so serious as to require discipline by the Supreme Court.
some cases, the Commission may file formal charges and hold a hearing to
consider evidence about the judge's conduct. If it finds that the judge
committed misconduct, the Commission can recommend to the Supreme Court that
the judge be censured, suspended without pay, or removed from office. The Supreme
Court may also remove a judge from office for a permanent physical or mental
condition that prevents the judge from performing judicial duties.