State Judges' Money Conflicts Mostly A Mystery, Report Says

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 3:32 PM EST) -- The Center for Public Integrity painted a bleak picture Wednesday of the way state judges disclose potential financial conflicts, giving big states like Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas failing or near-failing grades while mustering only middling praise for California and other, more transparent states.

The project surveyed state judges' disclosure forms going back three years and found all 50 states lacking in many areas, with no single state faring better than the federal disclosure system.

“We were able to find a handful of...
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