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Judges in Street Clothes


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Preface 1 Preliminary Considerations 2 The State's Interests in Restricting Extrajudicial Activities 3 The Evolution of Restrictions on the Extrajudicial Activities of Judges 4 Restrictions on the Law-Related, Educational, Religious, Charitable, Fraternal, and Civic Activities of Judges 5 Extrajudicial Activities and the First Amendment Index About the Author

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Raymond J. McKoski is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School and retired Illinois Circuit Court Judge.


Because the public must trust the fairness of the judicial system and because judges symbolize that system, they are required to behave ethically in their private lives. Since 1924, the American Bar Association has created four model codes of ethics, and every state now has a code based on one or another of them. Enforcement, typically by an appellate court, a disciplinary commission, or both, involves investigations, hearings, rulings, and written opinions justifying the rulings. McKoski, a retired Illinois circuit court judge who teaches at John Marshall Law School, mines the mass of accumulated documents and case law to present a systematic and comprehensive picture of what judges can ethically do in their off-duty hours. It covers family relationships, organization memberships, financial dealings, and much more. McKoski is thorough. Like most treatises, his book will be most valuable as a reference book.... Because regulating private behavior often involves limiting private rights-keeping a judge from joining a disreputable organization, for example, raises First Amendment issues-the book may have classroom utility in civil liberties courses. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professionals. * CHOICE *
This exemplary contribution to the literature on judicial ethics fills a substantial void on the issue of extrajudicial activities that will be of immense value to judges and those scrutinizing them, including members of judicial disciplinary commissions, advisory panels, attorneys, and anyone interested in the issue of judicial ethics. * Legal Information Buyer's Guide and Reference Manual (2018) *

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