Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda Esq.
- Homepage: http://mason.gmu.edu/~rrotunda/
May 2008: '“There is a problem with judges getting into situations where they have to recuse themselves,” Ronald Rotunda, an expert on judicial ethics at George Mason University’s law school in Fairfax, Va., said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “I think the answer is, they ought to sell the stock and buy mutual funds.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/washington/13scotus.html
January 2008: 'Ronald D. Rotunda, who teaches legal ethics at George Mason University, said the rules in Virginia were murky about what lawyers in Mr. Smith’s position could do. But if the bar’s initial advice was correct, Professor Rotunda added, “there is something wrong about the law, particularly if you are talking about execution or years in prison.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/us/19death.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) George Mason University (GMU) Organization Jun 11, 2004
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 13, 2008 Supreme Court Won’t Hear Apartheid Lawsuit
QUOTE: [Supreme Court] announced that, because of some 21st-century conflicts of interest, it was unable to consider a lawsuit based on an 18th-century law and involving the bygone 20th-century apartheid era in South Africa.
New York Times Jan 19, 2008 Lawyer Reveals Secret, Toppling Death Sentence
QUOTE: [A Virginia lawyer] reluctantly kept a secret because the authorities on legal ethics told him he had no choice, even though his information could save the life of a man on death row, one whose case had led to a landmark Supreme Court decision.
New York Times May 26, 2004 Judicial Discipline to be Examined: Rehnquist Names Panel in Response to Ethics Controversies
QUOTE: There has been some recent criticism from Congress about the way in which the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980 is being implemented. In response to this, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist has named a high-level panel to investigate the federal courts handling of judicial misconduct.
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