Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Recognize But Don't Publicize

The New York Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics has issued an opinion concluding that a judicial association may bestow honorary membership to Pakistan Supreme Court justices who were forcibly removed from office. However:

"There is no ethical impropriety in judicial associations extending honorary memberships to two justices of the Pakistan Supreme Court who were forcibly removed from the court and currently are under house arrest. A public announcement about doing so, however, is an improper use of the prestige of judicial office that would involve judges in a matter of controversy, potentially with political overtones, and with implications for American foreign policy. The associations, therefore, should abstain from any such public announcement." (Mike Frisch)

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What an odd ruling. Plus can't we assume that the Pakistani judges might tell someone? Or are they on double secret promotion?

Posted by: Alan Childress | Apr 30, 2008 3:23:39 PM

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