``I must give him his due. He has considerably cretinized me.'' Lautréamont

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

The A.B.A.'s Judicial Ethics Mess (NYT)

conflict of interest is the pulley on which good character is hoist into public view

Editorial finds serious deficiencies in proposed code of judicial conduct by American Bar Association; says bar panel adopted weaker rules on judicial impropriety and reversed itself only after receiving public attention; says rules on recusal and expense-paid judicial seminars also need strengthening; urges bar to defer voting on proposed code of conduct until bar president appoints independent committee to review provisions


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