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By Roger Harnack
The Ritzville Adams County Journal 

State board admonishes Adams County judge


Last updated 7/8/2022 at 1:04pm

OLYMPIA – The state Commission on Judicial Conduct has admonished an Adams County judge for his behavior in a year-old Whitman County hearing.

In a six-page admonishment June 24, the commission found that Adams County Superior Court Judge Steve Dixon violated Canons 1 and 2; Rules 1.1, 2.2, 2.3(A) and (B), 2.8 (A) and (B); and the Code of Judicial Conduct.

The admonishment amounts to a letter being placed in his judicial file, without any further discipline. It follows a June 8, 2021, hearing where Dixon presided as a visiting judge via telephone in a Whitman County case.

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