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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 28, 2014

More than a dozen federal appeals court judges violated federal conflict-of-interest laws over the past three years, throwing into doubt decisions in 26 cases, an analysis from The Center for Public Integrity suggests. The report found 24 cases in which judges ruled despite owning stock in a company appearing before them. In two other cases, the judges had financial ties to law firms representing one of the parties. When informed of the conflicts, all 16 judges sent letters to the parties involved in the cases, disclosing the violations. Several judges said their failure to withdraw from the cases was an oversight. WATE has more from the Associated Press.