By: Daily Record Staff//March 24, 2016
By: Daily Record Staff//March 24, 2016//
New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
Response to Public Criticism of a Judge
Background: The inquiring judge asked whether a judicial association may publically respond to a newspaper article which sets forth a local attorney’s criticism of another judge. The attorney criticized the judge for including statements about a juror in the judge’s recent written decision.
Opinion: The Committee concluded that a judicial association may respond to public criticism of a judge for making statements about a juror in a written decision, provided that the response does not involve comment on a pending or impending proceeding.