Sens. Scent Conflicts In Judge's Lift Of Drilling Ban

Law360, New York (July 16, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT) -- A cadre of Democratic senators is calling for an investigation into the federal judge who overturned the government’s six-month deepwater drilling ban, amid concerns that his “extensive” investments in oil and gas companies colored his decision.

On Thursday, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and five colleagues urged Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to launch a “thorough and independent” probe into whether Judge Martin Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana should have recused himself due to financial interests in the...
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