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Thursday, April 1, 2010
It's one thing to have a right. It's another thing to exercise it.
So even if a law professor claims you have the right to impugn judicial integrity in court proceedings -- as Professor Margaret Tarkington (right) does in the Boston College Law Review -- you should consider whether doing so is likely to advance your client's objectives. Questioning a trial judge's integrity is unlikely to persuade an appellate court.