Bench Memos

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Robert responds to me by citing the “Code of Conduct for United States Judges.” Readers who go back to the first piece of mine that I cited below will see that I pointed out two years ago that the Code is not the law of the land, but a set of strictures, all couched in “should” language (not “must”), written by judges to guide judges. It is not surprising that the judges’ cartel should wish to shelter behind such language and avoid accountability, but there is no compelling reason that senators should feel bound by it.


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