New York Times Cites Rotunda on Appeals Court Rejection of Judges' Brief

Action by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reject an amicus brief filed by seven former judges was "an unexceptional application of a sensible policy," according to legal ethics expert Professor Ronald Rotunda. "There is no particular reason why former judges should be able to leverage their titles in litigation," he added.

Rotunda's comments were carried in a New York Times article on the court's decision that the brief violated a 1982 advisory opinion by a committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States that use of the title "judge" should not occur in the courtroom or in papers involved in litigation before the court to designate a former judge.

Appeals Court Rejects Brief Submitted by Ex-Judges, The New York Times, December 30, 2006. By Adam Liptak.

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