Tuesday, May 19, 2015

On judges seeking guidance

Note the article by Benjamin Reiser titled:

Faced With Legal Puzzles, Judges Often Turn to Fellow Jurists


which includes

The judges interviewed said they would not seek guidance from an outside source, like a law professor or a jurist on another court. However, a legal ethics professor said making such calls to a judge on the same court about a question of law, for example, is permitted by the judicial conduct rules.

“What the inquiring judge, in my experience, does not do,” said Judge Charles S. Haight Jr., a member of the federal bench for almost 40 years in Manhattan and New Haven, “is to abdicate his or her responsibility as the judge of that case. He or she is the decider.”



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