10th Circuit Drops Judicial Conduct Probe of Former Federal Judge
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dropped its judicial conduct investigation of U.S. District Judge Edward W. Nottingham of the District of Colorado, who was accused of soliciting prostitutes and spending thousands of dollars at a topless nightclub. Nottingham, who was appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1989, resigned on Wednesday. The next day, Chief Judge Robert H. Henry dropped the investigation, stating that the complaints filed against the judge were "moot," given his resignation.