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Justice Obscured
http://www.publicintegrity.org/politics/consider-source/justice-obscured

The Center for Public Integrity’s Justice Obscured project has sought to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the financial holdings and activities of the nation’s most powerful judges. In “Corporations, pro-business nonprofits foot bill for judicial seminars” we looked at the top corporate sponsors and right-wing think tanks that sponsored seminars for some of the nation’s most powerful judges. We evaluated the disclosure rules for judges in state supreme courts and found them sadly lacking. We then looked at U.S. appellate court judges and found more than two-dozen instances of financial conflicts of interest.

Latest stories
Supreme court justices earn quarter-million in cash on the side
By Reity O’Brien June 20, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/06/20/14981/supreme-court-justices-earn-quarter-million-cash-side

Fourth case reopened after Center uncovers judicial conflict of interest
By Chris Young June 17, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/06/17/14946/fourth-case-reopened-after-center-uncovers-judicial-conflict-interest

Court reopens third case after Center uncovered judicial conflicts of interest
By Chris Young June 3, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/06/03/14871/court-reopens-third-case-after-center-uncovered-judicial-conflicts-interest


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Judge who stopped Wisconsin campaign finance probe tied to Koch-funded junkets
By Chris Young May 27, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/05/27/14822/judge-who-stopped-wisconsin-campaign-finance-probe-tied-koch-funded-junkets

Case reopened after Center reveals judge’s conflict of interest
By Kytja Weir May 13, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/05/13/14748/case-reopened-after-center-reveals-judges-conflict-interest

Donors, friends of governors often get state supreme court nod
By Rachel Baye May 1, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/05/01/14692/donors-friends-governors-often-get-state-supreme-court-nod

What do federal appellate judges own?
By Henry Kerali, Reity O’Brien, Chris Young and Kytja Weir April 28, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/28/14615/what-do-federal-appellate-judges-own

Federal judges plead guilty
By Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young April 28, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/28/14630/federal-judges-plead-guilty

Information on judges’ disclosures often blacked out
By Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young April 28, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/28/14634/information-judges-disclosures-often-blacked-out

Koch brothers, major corporations sponsor pension reform seminar for judges
By Chris Young April 25, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/25/14662/koch-brothers-major-corporations-sponsor-pension-reform-seminar-judges

Montana judges to disclose financial ties after Center report
By Kytja Weir March 25, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/03/25/14483/montana-judges-disclose-financial-ties-after-center-report

N.M. bill aims to put judge disclosures back online
By Kytja Weir January 27, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/01/27/14172/nm-bill-aims-put-judge-disclosures-back-online

D.C. mulls changes to judicial transparency
By Chris Young January 15, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/01/15/14120/dc-mulls-changes-judicial-transparency

Montana proposes reforms after earning ‘F’ for judicial disclosure
By Kytja Weir January 9, 2014
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/01/09/14087/montana-proposes-reforms-after-earning-f-judicial-disclosure

State judges: We don’t need no stinkin’ disclosure
By John Dunbar, Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young December 13, 2013
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/12/13/13990/state-judges-we-dont-need-no-stinkin-disclosure

How the states scored on judicial financial disclosures
By Chris Zubak-Skees, Reity O’Brien, Chris Young and Kytja Weir December 4, 2013
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/12/04/13805/how-states-scored-judicial-financial-disclosures

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Federal judges plead guilty
By Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young April 28, 2014

Information on judges’ disclosures often blacked out
By Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young April 28, 2014
Inside this investigation
State report cards

State supreme court judges reveal scant financial information
By Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young December 4, 2013

State judges: We don’t need no stinkin’ disclosure
By John Dunbar, Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young December 13, 2013

Koch brothers, major corporations sponsor pension reform seminar for judges
By Chris Young April 25, 2014

Corporations, pro-business nonprofits foot bill for judicial seminars
By Chris Young, Reity O’Brien and Andrea Fuller March 28, 2013
Writers and editors

Reity O’Brien
Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

mobrien@publicintegrity.org

Chris Young
Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

cyoung@publicintegrity.org

Kytja Weir
Project Manager The Center for Public Integrity

kweir@publicintegrity.org