Professor Hellman Testifies on H.R. 5219
Arthur D. Hellman, Pitt Professor of Law, testified before a legislative hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security concerning the “Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2006” (H.R. 5219). This bill would create an independent Inspector General for the federal judiciary, appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States, to “conduct investigations of complaints of judicial misconduct, conduct and supervise audits, detect and prevent waste, fraud and abuse, and recommend changes in laws or regulations governing the judicial branch.”
You can read Professor Hellman’s testimony by going to: http://judiciary.house.gov/media/pdfs/hellman062906.pdf.