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Judiciary Reiterates Financial Conflicts Policy Following Report

Oct. 13, 2021, 11:05 PM

The administrative arm of the federal courts reminded judges of the screening process for avoiding financial conflicts and offered training on the policies.

The memo Wednesday to judges and court staff from Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Director Roslynn R. Mauskopf comes weeks after the Wall Street Journal reported that more than 130 judges failed to disclose financial interest in cases before them.

Mauskopf did not directly reference the Wall Street Journal story as she reiterated the judiciary’s existing policies, including when judges should recuse themselves from a case.

Mauskopf said she directed the committee staff of the judiciary’s ...

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