Thursday, September 28, 2006

Judicial Junkets

The New York Times editorializes that Chief Justice Roberts made a good start in his new rules about federal judges accepting privately-paid trips to resorts for "judicial education" programs. But the Times urges him to do more: Half a Reform for Judges, Sept. 24, 2006.

The editorial is responding to action taken by the Judicial Conference of the United States -- headed up by the Chief Justice. A press release explains the new rules (and includes them in two appendixes. Conference Moves to Enhance Judges' Accountability, Ethical Compliance, Sept. 19, 2006.

Thanks: Maureen Howard.

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