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Tainted Justice

For CRC's news release click here.
For a summary of the investigation's findings, click here.
For a copy of the Ethics Petition against Chief Judge Doug Ginsburg, click here (PDF).
For a copy of an ethics petition filed against Judge Danny Boggs, click here (PDF). For a copy of an ethics petition filed against Judge Jane Roth, click here (PDF).
For a copy of an ethics petition filed against Judge Andre Davis, click here (PDF).

Read the full CRC investigative study entitled Tainted Justice: How Private Judicial Trips Undermine Public Trust in the Federal Judiciary (all links are in PDF):

Chapter 1: Executive Summary
Chapter 2: Results and Trends
Chapter 3: The Problem of Privately-Funded Trips
Chapter 4: Case Studies
Chapter 5: Towards a Solution
Introduction and Acknowledgements
Appendix


CRC's searchable database of which judges have taken which private judicial trips has been updated to include years 1999-2001, and is available for searching at www.tripsforjudges.org.

For a list of the media coverage that has been generated by Tainted Justice, click here.

Critical Documents (all links are in PDF):
1. FREE's 990s tax forms
2. Editorial outrage about FREE from across the ideological spectrum
3. Koch Industries Ethics Report
4. 1998 judicial disclosure forms for Judges Ginsburg, Sentelle, and Williams
5. 1998 FREE program schedules

Ethics Standards Being Violated (all links are in PDF):
1. Published Advisory Opinions
2. Advisory Opinion No. 15
3. Advisory Opinion No. 40
4. Advisory Opinion No. 67
5. Advisory Opinion No. 82
6. The Codes of Conduct for United States Judges
7. 28 U.S.C. § 351
8. Compendium of Selected Opinions

 
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