Disputes over conflicts of interest. Reports of a junket to a Colorado resort. The prospect of more partisan and expensive elections. Last week was quite a week in the life of the judiciary. Yes, judges -- not Congress. Whether it was the afterglow of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr.'s skirmish with Democrats over judicial ethics or the reflected heat of the latest lobbying scandal, the judiciary was cast in an intensely political light -- and not in the best sense of the term.
Political Spotlight Shines on Judicial Ethics
January 30, 2006