Report Blasts Financial Disclosure Rules For Judges

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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Judge Aaron Ment, a retired Connecticut Superior Court judge and a former chief court administrator, said when examining the study's results people should "consider the source."

When the report gave Connecticut a "0" in the gift-reporting category because it said judges are not required to report gifts, "that was flat out wrong," Ment said. "Judges do report gifts they receive, as required under state statute."

Ment said he served on a committee several years back that updated the financial reporting rules for state judges.

"I think it's a pretty good code," he said. "I think we do a pretty good job of regulating our judicial conduct."

Young said some of the scoring, including in the gifting category, was based on "how easily that information can be accessed by the public."•

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