“Judges ignore the procedures that the law requires with the result that a fellow judge avoids the possibility of discipline, and then a panel of higher judges says that it has no power to review the violation...”
“To the public, it may look like a system designed by the Mad Hatter with the rest of us in the role of Alice.”
From a 2006 interview regarding the failed misconduct complaint against Judge Manuel L. Real.
Stephen Gillers is Emily Kempin Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and has written widely on legal and judicial ethics in the legal and popular press. His 1985 book, Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics, is a widely used law school casebook. See: http://its.law.nyu.edu/faculty/profiles/index.cfm?fuseaction=cv.main&personID=19943, accessed 09/25/07.