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February 26, 2011

Bills Seek Watchdog for Federal Judges - Washington Wire - WSJ

Bills Seek Watchdog for Federal Judges - Washington Wire - WSJ.

The legislation would establish an inspector general for the judicial branch, with subpoena power to compel testimony from reluctant witnesses. The office would be tasked with investigating judges who run afoul of the law. However, both versions would prohibit this new officer from reviewing or investigating the merits of specific legal decisions, a safeguard to insure the new IG won't undermine an independent judiciary.

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