The Judicial Conference has adopted the first-ever binding nationwide procedures for handling complaints of judicial misconduct. The action marks a major milestone in the judiciary's efforts to improve its self-regulation. 2nd Circuit Judge Ralph Winter, chairman of the committee, said that the new rules provide a "step-by-step analysis" of how to address misconduct complaints, and for the first time allows transfer of complaints between circuits when there is a perceived conflict of interest.
Judicial Conference OKs New Rules on Complaints
March 12, 2008