The state Commission on Judicial Conduct censured a Southampton Town Justice for four acts of misconduct, but will allow him to remain on the bench.
The commission issued a statement on Wednesday announcing the censuring of Judge Edward Burke Sr. of Sag Harbor, who was a town justice from 1994 to 2000 and again from 2008 to the present. He was backed by the Republican, Democrat, Independence and Conservative parties in his last election in 2011. Judge Burke also was a Court of Claims judge and an acting state Supreme Court justice from 2000 to 2007. He is one of four elected judges in Southampton Town. (more…)