Court cases are in the news all the time. And you might think - --who better to talk about a case than the judge involved? But they won't. Judges need to stay neutral.
Judges are barred by the canons of ethics from commenting publicly on any case that currently is in the court system, even on appeal-we can't comment even on a matter that might get into court. Can't do it. If we do, we get punished. We could get kicked off the court.
So, why the prohibition?
First, remember that judges do write opinions. They issue orders, often with an explanation of the order. Judges explain their reasons as part of the court process.
But any other public comment-about one's own case, or about some other case, even a case somewhere else in the country-is off limits.