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Two judges censured after admitting having sex with women in chambers
Two judges censured after admitting having sex with women in chambers

Two California judges — one in Orange County, the other in Kern County — avoided removal from the bench after they admitted to having sex with women inside their respective chambers and showed remorse, according to a judicial oversight panel decision published Tuesday. Scott Steiner, an Orange County Superior Court judge since 2011, was censured for a host of improprieties, including having sex with two women in his chambers — one was his intern, the other a practicing attorney in the county — and failing to disqualify himself from a case involving a longtime friend, according to the Commission on Judicial Performance, an oversight board that investigates judicial...

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