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Bringing Ohio's Legal Ethics Into The 21st Century, Lloyd B. Snyder Jan 2001

Bringing Ohio's Legal Ethics Into The 21st Century, Lloyd B. Snyder

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The time has come for Ohio to replace the Code of Professional Responsibility with a set of standards based on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The author offers seven reasons for doing so.


"On The Make": Campaign Funding And The Corrupting Of The American Judiciary, David R. Barnhizer Jan 2001

"On The Make": Campaign Funding And The Corrupting Of The American Judiciary, David R. Barnhizer

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The thesis offered here is that the cost of judicial campaigns has reached a level where both candidates and sitting judges are shaping their behavior to attract financial and other support. This not only results in distortion of judicial selection by repelling meritorious potential candidates who are unwilling to compromise their principles, but in the capture of judges by special interests willing to finance judicial campaigns. Some argue that the great increase in contributions to judicial candidates simply means that contributors are giving to candidates they feel certain will support their positions. To some extent this is certainly true. But ...