Federal judges urged to quit private group's board

Federal judges urged to quit private group's board

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three prominent federal appellate judges are on the board of an anti-regulation group that provides free seminars and trips to judges.

An ethics opinion says such service violates judicial conduct rules.

They are Chief Judge Edith Brown Clement of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and the current and prior chief judges of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Alice Batchelder and Danny Boggs.