- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court has suspended a Flagstaff judge with pay while it considers a disciplinary panel’s recommendation that he serve an unpaid 90-day suspension.

The order issued Thursday is required by a state constitutional provision that says a judge must be disqualified while a suspension is under consideration. The order takes effect at close of business Thursday.

The Commission on Judicial Conduct decided last month that Justice of the Peace Howard Grodman should be disciplined but stopped short of recommending he be removed from office.

The panel found Grodman used government resources in his 2014 re-election bid, campaigned on government property and confronted a court employee who supported his opponent.

Grodman acknowledged many of the acts but called them poor decisions that he is sorry about making.

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