MN Supreme Court removes judge for living outside district

The Minnesota Supreme Court removed a district court judge from office today for living outside his judicial district.

In October 2014, Board on Judicial Standards filed a formal complaint with the Minnesota Supreme Court against Judge Alan F. Pendleton. Pendleton served in the state's 10th judicial district. 

A panel found the judge had violated the state’s residency requirement by residing outside his judicial district from January 15, 2014 to June 2, 2014. He also filed an affidavit of candidacy with a false address in May 2014.

Pendleton was initially suspended for six months. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to officially remove him from office.