1/Impt work by @WSJ showing depth of financial conflicts among fed judges. This is not new as 20 years ago my client ABPnews.com (now defunct) sought to annually create online access to these disclosure filings, something still missing.

2/We literally sued every sitting Fed judge to obtain access to their then current financial disclosure records. Many, not surprisingly, were unhappy with our legal efforts. The @WSJ article shows why.

3/It was an unprecedented lawsuit that needed to be filed. These records should ALWAYS be available online, so long as proper security exists to protect safety of judges & their families (i.e., delete identifying info that could be used to dox).

4/Our effort was favorably resolved by intervention from Chief Justice #Rehnquist who said his own judges "misinterpreted the law" and "had overstepped its own authority within the conference."

5/20+ years apart @WSJ proves what we knew back then.

END/Alas, #APNews.com went bankrupt & belly up soon afterwards & never was able to post all the records online. @meekwire

Glad to see @WSJ (also my client at times) follow-up on this impt story.

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