With more judges suing for libel, the media is raising questions about the role and the ethics of judges and whether they have a right to be as litigious as everyone else. Says one leading libel lawyer for news organizations and authors, "If these suits lead the public to feel that judges are taking care of their own, it will only add to cynicism about the judicial process." In 2005 alone, 25 judges sued for libel, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all libel suits filed nationwide.
Press Frets as More Judges Sue for Libel
June 22, 2007