New Rules On Judge Misconduct A Key Step But No Panacea
By Andrew Strickler (March 13, 2019, 8:31 PM EDT) -- Judicial ethics experts gave mostly high marks Wednesday to new rules for the federal courts designed to quell sexual harassment and handle problem judges, even if the changes won't soothe every concern about an opaque discipline system.
Arthur Hellman, a federal courts expert at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, called the updates approved Tuesday a modest but welcome step toward greater public accountability for the judiciary's "self policing" discipline system.
Although the rule-making process began before last year's hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Hellman said a new allowance for more members of the judiciary to acknowledge the existence of a...
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