About This Blog
This blog is intended to enhance the public’s understanding of the law and the legal system. As Rule 3.1 of the Code of Judicial Conduct provides, “[j]udges are uniquely qualified to engage in extrajudicial activities that concern the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice, such as by speaking, writing, teaching, or participating in scholarly research projects.” The Code also provides, however, that judges must avoid statements “that would appear to a reasonable person to undermine [the judge’s] independence, integrity or impartiality” (Rule 3.1) or would undermine “public confidence in the independence, integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.” (Rule 1.2). Accordingly, blog posts dated after May 3, 2018, when I became a judge, will avoid commenting on controversial legal and political issues.
Before becoming a judge, however, I often took strong positions in this blog on legal and political issues. Any such opinions are purely my own and do not necessarily represent the positions of the Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut or any of my judicial colleagues.