Code of Judicial Conduct (September 2024)

Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct

The judge is an arbiter of facts and law for the resolution of disputes and a highly visible symbol of government under the rule of law.

According to the Code of Judicial Conduct Canon 2-C, a judge may not hold membership in any organization that practices invidious discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin.

invidious: unpleasant and likely to cause bad feelings in other people

A judge must be faithful to the law and maintain professional conduct in it.

A judge should be patient, dignified and courteous to litigants, jurors, witnesses, lawyers and others wih whom he deals with in his official capacity and should require similar conduct of lawyers.

A judge should disqualify himself in a proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including but not limited to instances where: he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding.

Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct (CJC)

Administrative Responsibilities

According to the Code of Judicial Conduct A judge shall diligently discharge his administrative responsibilities, maintain professional competence in judicial administration, and facilitate the performance of the administrative responsibilities of other judges and court officials.

Canon 1: Rule 3: Avoiding Abuse of the Prestige of Judicial Office

A judge shall not abuse the prestige of judicial office to advance the personal or economic interests* of the judge or others, or allow others to do so.

This abuse is committed anytime a judge wants us to stand up in court when he/she strolls into the court.....

LOOK AT ME! I am more important than you swines out there.

A judge shall require his staff and court officials subject to this direction and control to observe the standards of fidelity and diligence that apply to him.

Canon 3(5)
A judge shall perform judicial duties without bias or prejudice. A judge shall not, in the performance of judicial duties, by words or conduct, manifest bias or prejudice, including but not limited to bias or prejudice based upon race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, and shall require court personnel and others not to do so.

A judge must refrain from speech, gestures, or other conduct that could reasonably be perceived as evidencing bias or prejudice and must require the same standard of conduct of others subject to the judge's direction and control, including those who are directly involved in courtroom proceedings.

I was wondering if being an devout orthodox catholic, like judge David W. Cunis , getting baptized, going to confession, receiving Communion, praying the Rosarie, going to a catholic church every Sunday that has never had any gays, women, muslims or Hindus in their ranks of priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals or Popes, tithing every Sunday and eating the flesh of and drinking the blood of Jesus Christ (but not Allah) may be within the realm of good judicial conduct?

Membership of a judge in an organization that practices invidious discrimination gives rise to perceptions that the judge's impartiality is impaired.

This concept of invidiousness applies particularly to any all members of the Massachusetts judiciary belong to a monotheistic religion (christian, muslim, etc.). It becomes even worse, if they make any effort to hide their religious bigotry. It must be made public knowledge.

We atheists are asked to respect everyone's religious beliefs?
Here are biblical verses to follow

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