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Panel recommends removal of Rensselaer County justice

Panel recommends removal of Rensselaer County justice

The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended a town justice from Rensselaer County be

The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended a town justice from Rensselaer County be taken off the bench for her involvement in two ticket-fixing cases.

According to the commission, East Greenbush Town Justice Diane Schilling improperly intervened in the disposition of a speeding ticket given to the wife of another town judge in 2009. Four years earlier, the commission said today, she returned her own speeding ticket to a state trooper who said he would void it.

A spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration, where Schilling as a lawyer has been advising town justices, says she has resigned that post.

She can appeal the commission’s finding to the New York Court of Appeals.

A call to her lawyer was not immediately returned.

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