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Professor Ronald Rotunda Comments on Ethics Questions Involving Justice Scalia's

Professor Ronald Rotunda recently appeared on ABC's Nightline and on Good Morning America in stories focusing on questions of judicial ethics involving a seminar Justice Antonin Scalia attended during the swearing-in ceremony of John Roberts.  Media attention has focused on the fact that Justice Scalia was attending a seminar sponsored by the Federalist Society.

Supreme Ethics Problem? What Was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Doing on Day of Supreme Court Swearing-In? ABC News: Nightline, January 23, 2006, By Brian Ross.

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Ron Rotunda, a law professor at the George Mason School of Law, author of a textbook on legal ethics and who is himself a member of the Federalist Society, finds no problem with the Supreme Court justices attending events sponsored by the organization. "I'm a member of the Federalist Society, the NAACP, and the justices get invited to both, and I think that's a good idea," he said. "The organization doesn't have litigation before the judge and is unlikely to have litigation before the judge."

High Court, High Living No ethics rules can keep justices from enjoying free gifts, trips and perks. ABC News Video On Demand.