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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Judicial Ethics

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Edited by: Keith Swisher

ISBN13: 9781472443366
To be Published: October 2016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £215.00

Judicial ethics is a surprisingly underexplored area and this volume marks an important point in this relatively new but commendably growing field of studies.

The areas covered range from the metaethics of decision and how this impacts the judiciary to the ethical evaluation of the substance and procedure of a decision and codes of judicial conduct. Addressing each of these meanings and more, this collection brings together for the first time many, if not most, of the 'canons' (or soon-to-be 'canons') of modern judicial ethics scholarship.

The previously published articles have created new interdisciplinary, historical, cultural and doctrinal understandings of judicial character, conduct, regulation and development, and bringing them together together in one volume provides readers with the opportunity to review the field more readily and comprehensively.

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Professional Conduct and Ethics
Introduction: the canons of modern judicial ethics.

Part I Judicial Ethics Theory: Virtue jurisprudence: a virtue-centred theory of judging, Lawrence B. Solum
The dimensions of judicial impartiality, Charles Gardner Geyh
What do we mean by 'judicial independence'?, Stephen B. Burbank
Judicial discipline and judicial independence, Steven Lubet.

Part II Judicial Ethics Regulation: The delicate dichotomies of judicial ethics, Chief Judge Howard T. Markey
Judicial ethics, Jeffrey M. Shaman.

Part III Judicial Recusal and Disqualification: Judicial recusal: principles, process, and problems, R. Grant Hammond
Appearance of impropriety: deciding when a judge's impartiality 'might reasonably be questioned', Leslie W. Abramson
In pursuit of actual justice, Sarah M.R. Cravens
Supreme Court recusal: from Marbury to the modern day, James Sample
Judicial impartiality in the Supreme Court - the troubling case of Justice Stephen Breyer, Monroe H. Freedman.

Part IV Problems in Judicial Ethics: Old and New: Socioeconomic bias in the judiciary, Michele Benedetto Neitz
Judicial ethics: the less-often asked questions, Andrew L. Kaufman
Judicial ethics and private lives, Steven Lubet
Unoriginal sin: the problem of judicial plagiarism, Douglas R. Richmond
The real issues of judicial ethics, Alex Kozinski
A grandslam of professional irresponsibility and judicial disregard, Stephen A. Saltzburg.