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How CRC Exposes Judicial Lobbying by Special Interests



In early 1998, Community Rights Counsel (CRC), then a fledgling organization with no paid staff, discovered and broke the remarkable news that each year dozens of federal judges were being wined and dined at anti-environmental "junkets for judges." Subsequently, CRC started digging where no one had ever dug before: we started routinely studying the financial disclosure forms filed each year by our nation's federal judges. Through this painstaking review of approximately 10,000 disclosure forms, CRC has documented dozens of startling cases of conflict of interest on the federal bench involving both junkets and judicial stock holdings. This work has generated hundreds of news stories, including an ABC News 20/20 exposé and a series of front-page stories in The Washington Post. It has triggered Congressional legislation, reform efforts within the judicial branch, and dozens of editorials in national papers.

 

For the latest information on CRC's efforts to ban judicial junkets, click here.

For more information on CRC's effort to prevent corporate judicial lobbying at judicial junkets, click here.

For more information on CRC's work on exposing stock conflicts, click here.

 

 

 

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