February 7, 2007
Internal ABA Debate Goes Public Over "Appearance of Impropriety" as Judicial Ethics Rule
One committee member has resigned -- and made a noisy withdrawal, at that -- over revisions to the ABA's proposed judicial code and particularly its more recent placement of the "appearance of impropriety" caution into its precatory guidelines. This rather than making it a party-enforceable rule. The story here from Law.com, and our own background on prior versions here. The new code will be debated at the upcoming ABA mid-year meeting in Miami, and this issue is sure to be the main point of departure. [Alan Childress]
UPDATE: NYTimes editorial here.
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