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Judicial Ethics

ISBN 9781472443366
Published November 1, 2016 by Routledge
560 Pages

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Book Description

Judicial ethics is a surprisingly underexplored area and this volume marks an important point in this relatively new but commendably growing field of studies. The areas covered range from the metaethics of decision and how this impacts the judiciary to the ethical evaluation of the substance and procedure of a decision and codes of judicial conduct. Addressing each of these meanings and more, this collection brings together for the first time many, if not most, of the ’canons’ (or soon-to-be ’canons’) of modern judicial ethics scholarship. The previously published articles have created new interdisciplinary, historical, cultural and doctrinal understandings of judicial character, conduct, regulation and development, and bringing them together in one volume provides readers with the opportunity to review the field more readily and comprehensively.

Table of Contents

Judicial Ethics

Edited by Keith Swisher


Series Preface


Part I: Judicial Ethics Theory

Chapter 1: Lawrence B. Solum, Virtue Jurisprudence: A Virtue-Centred Theory of Judging, Metaphilosophy, 34, 1/2, 2003, 178-213.

Chapter 2: Charles Gardner Geyh, The Dimensions of Judicial Impartiality, Florida Law Review 65, 2013, 493-551.

Chapter 3: Stephen B. Burbank, What Do We Mean by "Judicial Independence"?, Ohio State Law Journal, 64, 2003, 323-339.

Chapter 4: Steven Lubet, Judicial Discipline and Judicial Independence, 61 Law and Contemporary Problems, 59, 1998, 59-74.

Part II: Judicial Ethics Regulation

Chapter 5: Chief Judge Howard T. Markey, The Delicate Dichotomies of Judicial Ethics, Federal Rules Decisions, 101, 1984, 373-99.

Chapter 6: Jeffrey M. Shaman, Judicial Ethics, Georgetown. Journal of Legal Ethics, 2, 1988, 1-20.

Part III: Judicial Recusal and Disqualification

Chapter 7: R. Grant Hammond, Judicial Recusal: Principles, Process, and Problems (Hart, 2009), pp. 1-14.

Chapter 8: Leslie W. Abramson, Appearance of Impropriety: Deciding When a Judge’s Impartiality "Might Reasonably Be Questioned", Georgetown. Journal of Legal Ethics 14, 2000, 55-102.

Chapter 9: Sarah M. R. Cravens, In Pursuit of Actual Justice, Alabama Law Review, 59, 1, 2007, 1-49.

Chapter 10: James Sample, Supreme Court Recusal from Marbury to the Modern Day, Georgetown. Journal of Legal Ethics 26, 2013, 95-151.

Chapter 11: Monroe H. Freedman, Judicial Impartiality in the Supreme Court – The Troubling Case of Justice Stephen Breyer, Oklahoma City University Law Review, 30, 2005, 513-535.

Part IV: Problems in Judicial Ethics: Old and New

Chapter 12: Michele Benedetto Neitz, Socioeconomic Bias in the Judiciary, Cleveland State Law Review 61, 2013, 137-65.

Chapter 13: Andrew L. Kaufman, Judicial Ethics: The Less-Often Asked Questions, Washington Law Review, 64, 1989, 851-870.

Chapter 14: Steven Lubet, Judicial Ethics and Private Lives, Northwestern University Law Review79, 5/6, 1984, 983-1007.

Chapter 15: Douglas R. Richmond, Unoriginal Sin: The Problem of Judicial Plagiarism, Arizona State Law Journal, 45, 2013, 1077-1105.

Chapter 16: Alex Kozinski, The Real Issues of Judicial Ethics, Hofstra Law Review, 32, 4, 1095-1106, 2004.

Chapter 17: Stephen A. Saltzburg, A Grandslam of Professional Irresponsibility and Judicial Disregard, Hofstra Law Review 34, 3, 2006, 783-819.

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Keith Swisher is Associate Dean/Professor of Law at Arizona Summit Law School, USA, and a legal ethics consultant at Swisher P.C.