Friday, January 11, 2013

Jack Halpin Shasta County Judge Barred from Bench

Family Court Dispute Leads To Removal of Shasta County Judge Jack Halpin

A retired Shasta County Superior Court judge has been barred from the bench — possibly stemming from a complaint filed by a Mount Shasta attorney accusing the county court of abusing the state's system that allows him to handle some cases even after retirement, according to the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper.

It's unclear whether the notice barring Judge Jack Halpin from the Shasta County bench is related to the "quo warranto" lawsuit proceedings initiated by Mount Shasta attorney Barbara Kauffman. A quo warranto is essentially a motion to initiate removing someone from a public office, but the attorney general's office has to approve one before it proceeds — a step meant to safeguard officials against frivolous lawsuits.

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