Thursday, August 30, 2012
The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct seeks comment on the nettlesome ethical issues that surround the use of judicial license plates.
The letter notes a number of policy considerations. Might placards rather than plates be appropriate for judicial parking purposes? Are there security risks created when the judge is away from the courthouse? Might a judge be accorded favorable treatment on moving violations?
When these issues get resolved, I hope that there is consideration of the ethical issues concerning judicial vanity license plates.
We would not want judges driving around with ALL RISE or HANG THEM plates. (Mike Frisch)