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Arthur Hellman Talks with the National Law Journal about Legality of Travel Sponsorships for Federal Judges

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October 27, 2011

The National Law Journal recently investigated travel funding for federal appellate judges – most of whom do travel – and found that the majority have sponsorship dollars supporting that travel. Judges are required to disclose most travel reimbursements from private sources and those financial disclosure reports, which are not readily available to the public, were obtained by The National Law Journal through a request made under the Ethics in Government Act to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.


Professor Hellman discussed with the National Law Journal the important factors involved in determining the ethicality or legality surrounding these sponsorships.  Read the full article here.  

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