Court reviews sanctions against judge
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The state's highest court reviewed sanctions that were levied against former judge Bryan Hedges.
The former Onondaga County family court judge was accused of inappropriately touching a deaf five-year-old child more than 40 years ago.
In response, the State Commission of Judicial Conduct levied a series of sanctions against Hedges, including permanently removing him from the bench, despite the fact he already retired.
Arguments were heard in the Court of Appeals Tuesday.
Hedges is requesting that the sanctions be removed. He would sign paperwork agreeing to never go back to the bench.
The commission wants to keep sanctions in place to protect the integrity of the judicial system.
No decision was made Tuesday and there's no timeline for the Court of Appeals to rule.