LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A circuit judge running for a seat on Kentucky’s Supreme Court has been reprimanded for misconduct.
The Courier Journal reports Circuit Judge Robert B. Conley was sanctioned by the Judicial Conduct Commission in part for throwing a man in jail for three days for contempt of court without conducting a hearing.
Conley is a judge for Greenup and Lewis counties. The commission says Conley violated three rules, including one requiring judges to be patient, dignified and courteous to litigants.
Conley is running for a Supreme Court seat from eastern Kentucky. His opponent is state Rep. Chris Harris.