FILE - In this undated file photo, Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh presides at a hearing in Great Falls, Mont. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Larry Mayer, File)
District Judge G. Todd Baugh, of Billings, is scheduled to appear before the court in Helena, where one of the justices will read a censure statement prepared in advance.
Baugh will likely get an opportunity to address the court, and the censure will then go into the record, state Supreme Court clerk Ed Smith said Monday.
The Supreme Court accepted the commission's recommendation for Baugh's
censure, but also added a 31-day suspension.
Chief Justice Mike McGrath wrote in the order that Baugh had eroded confidence in the court system.
sent Rambold to prison for 30 days last year after he
pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse without consent.
Rambold was a 47-year-old business teacher at Billings Senior High School
at the time of the 2007 rape.
The victim was one of his
committed suicide while the case was pending trial.
said during Rambold's sentencing in August that the teenager was "probably as much in control of the situation as the defendant" and that she
"appeared older than her
Under state law, children younger than 16 cannot consent to sexual intercourse.
After a public outcry, Baugh
apologized for the comments and acknowledged the short prison sentence violated state law.
attempted to revise it retroactively but was blocked when the state filed its appeal.
Baugh, who is the son of former Washington Redskins quarterback "Slingin'" Sammy Baugh, has said he plans to retire after three decades on the bench when his term expires in December.