Federal judges plead guilty

By Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Judges acknowledge conflicts of interest Center found in 26 cases.

Excerpts from this story referencing "chemical":

"… ong fight with cancer that his family believes he contracted from a DuPont chemical he applied to his Florida strawberry fields. DuPont recalled the fungicide …"

"… alled the fungicide, Benlate, and paid him for his lost crops but said the chemical wouldn’t harm people. Ramirez sued the company after he was diagnosed w …"

State supreme court judges reveal scant financial information

By Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Despite universally poor disclosure rules, Center finds numerous conflicts among state high court judges.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Bar Association":

"… al estate and other investments. But state codes of conduct, modeled after American Bar Association guidelines, advise judges to manage their investment portfolios to avoid f …"

"… le personal financial disclosures, officials say judges are subject to the American Bar Association’s Model Code of Judicial Conduct and that’s enough to discourage bad b …"

Mudslinging the new normal in judicial elections?

By Reity O'Brien

Super PACs and nonprofits targeted state judicial elections in 2012, study says.

Wisconsin justice's spouse head of union-busting law firm

By Chris Young

Wisconsin Supreme Court justice married to head of firm that battles unions.

Invested in health care

By Brendan L. Smith

Three U.S. District judges presiding over legal challenges to the landmark federal health care law have held financial investments in the he

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bristol-Myers Squibb":

"… al funds with investments in pharmaceutical companies, including Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb. And Rodney Sippel of the Eastern District of Missouri owns shares in two …"