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Fri, Jun 10, 2011 -- 9:30 AM

Judicial Conflict of Interest


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A federal judge next week will consider whether Judge Vaughn Walker should have recused himself from the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage trial because he is gay with a long-time partner. We take up judicial ethics. Under what circumstances should judges step away from a case?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Deborah Rhode, professor of law and director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School
  • John Eastman, law professor, former dean of Chapman University School of Law and founding director for the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence

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