Canons of Judicial Ethics
Judicial Inquiry Commission
Height of Injustice, JIC and Alabama Supreme Court
JIC: Judge Can't Be Biased, But OK To Hate Homosexuals
Trial Lawyers Unaccountable in Alabama, JIC
Trial Lawyers and Backroom Tactics, Judicial Inquiry Comm.
Believe it or not, Alabama Judges have rules, too.
They just aren't enforced.
Decatur Daily Praises Thompson For New Trial, Show Ignorance By
Making Factual Error in Editorial. How often do you see a factual
correction in an editorial? Aren't editorials supposed to be written
AFTER gathering the facts?
Judge Thompson Orders New Trial. Decatur Daily again omits DNA
from the story, and is thrilled with the income potential.
Huntsville Times Praises Thompson For New Trial. Here is the editorial,
with a few editorial comments of my own.
Thompson Orders Moore Released From State Custody Despite Pending
Appeal from Court of Criminal Appeals. Newspaper says it's normal.
"A judge should be unswayed by partisan interests, public clamor, or fear of
"A judge should maintain order and decorum in proceedings before him."
"A judge should be patient, diligent, and courteous to litigants, jurors,
witnesses, lawyers, and others with whom he deals in his official capacity,
and SHOULD REQUIRE SIMILAR CONDUCT OF LAWYERS..."
"A judge should not allow his family, social, or other relationships to influence
his judicial conduct or judgment.
"A judge should accord to every person who is legally interested in a
proceeding, or his lawyer, full right to be heard according to law, and except
as authorized by law, neither initiate nor consider ex parte communications
concerning a pending or impending proceeding."
"A judge should avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all
Judge Glenn Thompson