Sunday, September 20, 2020

Judicial Political Mischief Averted – WSJ

Judicial Political Mischief Averted - WSJ

Chalk up a rare victory against politicizing the judiciary. Late last week the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the U.S. Judicial Conference dropped its proposed ban on federal judges belonging to the Federalist Society, though the fact that this was even considered shows the continuing political danger.

James Duff, director of the administrative office of U.S. courts, announced the committee reversal in a memorandum to federal judges on July 30. His anodyne language belies the uproar among judges across the country. After…

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