Friday, May 27, 2011

What Do You Think About Judicial Ethics?

The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics -- chaired by the 4/3's own Justice Richard Fybel -- invites public comment on several proposed amendments to the code.

The proposals include "disclosures of campaign contributions by trial judges and disqualification of appellate justices based on such contributions," "mandatory education in ethics for candidates for judicial office, including incumbent judges," and "clarifications" on several subject:  settlement conferences, acceptance of "gifts, honoraria, and reimbursements,"  ex parte communications, and comments on pending cases.

You can find the proposals and comments form here on the NEW website.