A Rockland County State Supreme Court Justice has announced his retirement after being accused of an ethics violation. Published reports say Robert Berliner was accused in a formal complaint to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct that he participated in political activity on behalf of two judicial office candidates and promoted their campaigns. The Commission had investigated the complaint but had yet to make a determination. Berliner has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District, since 2008. He previously served as the Rockland County Surrogate from 2006 to 2007.