In 1995, the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline recommended that Arrigan be suspended for three months for allegedly asking lawyers practicing in his court to support charities he favored, and to help defray the costs of a professional conference he was hosting. The advisory panel also charged he had conversations with lawyers on one side of cases. But the Rhode Island Supreme Court disagreed a year later, throwing out most of the disciplinary case, agreeing only to publicly censure Arrigan for improperly soliciting lawyers on behalf of charities. God forbid the Rhode Island Supreme Court put a damper on the Rhode Island practice of back room dealings!
Read about the battle regarding Judge Arrigan's work practices and Operation Clean Government.
Read the case involving Judge Healy.