Niagara Falls city court judge Judge Robert Restaino lost before the New York State Appellate Court, which upheld his removal for the jailing 46 people over a cell phone in his courtroom. It was not a close question with a 9-1 vote to send Restaino packing.
Restaino’s bizarre conduct occurred after he heard a cell phone in his courtroom, click here. It is hard to see how to retain a judge, even with a good record, after such an outrageous use of power.
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