April 6, 2010
Professor Paul Paton's April 4 op-ed in The Sacramento Bee touched on essential issues of judicial ethics, independence, and the review and confirmation process for judges.
With masterful, yet serendipitous timing, this op-ed on these topics ran on the same weekend that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens offered strong hints that he was planning to retire. Paton's article also comes at a time when judges are under fire from both sides of the political spectrum and seemingly drawn farther into front-page politics.
McGeorge hosts a symposium, Judicial Ethics and Accountability: At Home and Abroad, on April 9, 2010. For more information on this event or to read Paton's article and listen to his appearance on "Insight," NPR-affiliate KXJZ's interview program, on April 6, 2010.