The Judicial Ethics Forum (JEF)

An Academic Discussion of Judicial Ethics, Discipline & Disqualification

Judicial Ethics in Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics

Posted by monroefreedman on Monday, November, 29, 2010

The new (4th) edition of Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics has a 40-page chapter on Judges’ Ethics.  Sections include (among others):

THE PRACTICAL ADVANTAGES OF AN APPEARANCES RULE

SOME IMPLIED EXCEPTIONS TO DISQUALIFICATION
[1] The Judicial Source Exception
[2] Disqualification Based on a Judge’s Prior Commitment to Issues or Causes
[3] Disqualification Based on the Judge’s Religion, Race, or Gender
[4] Disqualification Based on an Implied Bias for or Against a Class of Litigants
[5] The Rule of Necessity
[6] Friendships Between Judges and Lawyers Appearing Before Them

ELECTED JUDGES AND DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS

JUSTICE SCALIA’S DENIAL OF RECUSAL IN THE CHENEY
CASE

JUSTICE SCALIA’S FAILURE TO RECUSE HIMSELF IN
BUSH v. GORE

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