DC Judges Feud Over Climate Change Seminar: Report

Law360 (August 16, 2019, 3:10 PM EDT) -- Tensions inside Washington, D.C.'s federal courthouse spilled into view Friday with the publication of a bitter email exchange between a D.C. Circuit judge and a district judge over plans for a climate change seminar, reportedly triggering an ethics inquiry and possibly a recusal of the circuit judge in an ongoing case.

The drama, reported Friday by the Washington Post, began July 3 when U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan circulated an invitation to an upcoming climate change seminar for judges being hosted by the Environmental Law Institute. The event had the support of the Federal Judicial Center, a research arm of...

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