Report Raises Questions About Paid Trips for Federal Judges

The Center for Public Integrity released a report stating that 185 federal district and appeals court judges — 11 percent of all federal judges —  have attended at least one seminar during the last four and a half years at which foundation or corporations paid for air fare, hotel stays and meals. According to the National Law Journal, the report has restoked the decades-long debate within legal circles about federal judges who accept all-expenses-paid trips for educational seminars and draws connections between them and the corporate sponsors, including those who later appeared before them in court.