Overhauling rules on gifts for judges for the first time in 15 years, the ABA is looking at ways to limit the trinkets, expense-paid trips and other freebies bestowed upon members of the bench. The commission -- whose work is getting more attention since the infamous duck hunting trip taken by Dick Cheney and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia -- is working on a proposal due to be released next week for public comment. Any rule changes could eventually affect thousands of judges.
ABA to Overhaul Rules on Gifts for Judges
The Associated Press
September 21, 2004