CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT - CANON 3:
"A judge should be faithful to the law and maintain professional competence in it. A judge should be unswayed by partisan interest, public clamor, or fear of criticism.”
"The judges are honest - A received idea - With the bark coming off.
We knew it wasn’t true - Know it now in despond.
Our clients were too poor - To win vindication - From one with hand held out - To old pals with money."
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Justice Cardozo Ruled a Fool
Banished from solons’ many homes, I watch Troops of scuffling scriveners crowd and plea. The matters of the very poor they botch And mutter to themselves their plaint: money.
My crime: insist a robed miscreant not The matters of my many clients try. Before him their dear interests can but rot While his brother judges praise him high.
That judges judge a judge my foolish plea. His crimes when done by others they condemn. I interfered they said with just decrees, A burden on lawyers who gifted him.
Gifts to the judge returned - Cardozo’s rule, Now held to be the ravings of a fool