Judge's Criticism Of Trump Could Spur Misconduct Review - Law360
Federal judge Lynn Adelman who wrote in the Harvard Law & Policy Review an article titled "The Roberts' Court's Assault on Democracy". Adelman defended himself in an interviewed by Law 360. Adelman sees his article as consistent with a judge's role of commenting on the law - "speaking writing, and teaching" about the law and legal system as Canon 4 of the Code of Conduct of United States Judges frames it.
Such bluntness evokes the 2004 remarks by Judge Guido Calabresi - former Yale Dean. Calabresi said at a conference that George W. Bush should not be re-elected, that he had become President through the "illegitimate acts of a legitimate institution". Calabresi later apologized for his remarks, was admonished by Chief Circuit Judge John Walker (a first cousin of Bush 42). Walker's admonishment was ratified by a 2005 judicial discipline report of the 2d Circuit, 404 F. 3d 668.