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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Free speech for judges

Posted By on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 at 6:00 PM

This is not a directly analagous case. But check this 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the censure of a judge in Texas. The court says that he cannot be censured for the content of his speech at a news conference (which came in a pending case in which he was involved) though he could be disciplined for using a courtroom and wearing judicial robes to deliver a message.

Applicable in the case of Wendell Griffen? Not technically, since we're in a different judicial circuit. Applicable in general? You decide.


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