May 5, 2008
Nephewtism Not Prohibited
The South Carolina Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct opines that a circuit court judge may employ a nephew as a judicial clerk. The code provision that defines and prohibits the hiring of "family members" does not include the children of the judge's siblings. (Mike Frisch)
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Nepotism is derived from the word for nephew. So it's odd when the anti-nepotism rule doesn't cover that.
Posted by: word lover | May 5, 2008 5:07:12 PM