Supreme Court Justices and the Code of Conduct
By explicidy adopting the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges they already implicitly follow, U.S. Supreme Court justices will demonstrate that they understand the connection between their conduct and public confidence and distance themselves from the contentions that they take their ethical responsibilities lightly.
For courts, public relations is not a frivolous issue because public confidence in the courts is a crucial component of American democracy. The last several months, however, have presented a public relations challenge for the United States Supreme Court. We're not talking about the criticism of their decisions: it is the job of the Court to tell the nation hard truths, …
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Publication information: Article title: Supreme Court Justices and the Code of Conduct. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Judicature. Volume: 95. Issue: 1 Publication date: July/August 2011. Page number: 4+. © American Judicature Society Nov/Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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