Codes of Conduct and related sources of authority provide standards of behavior for judges and others in the federal court family. The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980, 28 U.S.C. §§ 351-364 establishes a process by which any person can file a complaint alleging a federal judge has engaged in “conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts” or has become, by reason of a temporary or permanent condition, “unable to discharge the duties” of the judicial office.
- Judicial Conduct and Disability Act
- Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings
- Judicial Conduct and Disability Complaint Form: A judicial misconduct or disability complaint against a federal judge must be filed in the appropriate court office, as described in Rule 7 of the Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings. The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma is in the Tenth Circuit (United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit - Judicial Misconduct Complaints).