The Law: New Rules for Judges

After Abe Fortas' scandal-clouded resignation from the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Earl Warren, members of Congress and other critics called for a tightening of judicial ethics in order to eliminate ambiguities surrounding a judge's conduct of office. Last week a 14-man special committee of the American Bar Association completed a three-year study of the A.B.A.'s half-century-old code of ethics.

"We've avoided trying to write a new edition of the Ten Commandments or an annotated edition of the seven deadly sins," says former California Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Traynor, head of the A.B.A....

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