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Copying Issue Raises Hurdle For Bush Pick

Publication Date: 
July 04, 2008
The New York Times
Adam Liptak

Professor Deborah L. Rhode is quoted in The New York Times about Bush judicial nominee Michael E. O’Neill and plagiarism issues hindering his confirmation:

Deborah L. Rhode, an authority on legal ethics at Stanford, said the retraction by the Supreme Court Economic Review was “extremely unusual” and amounted to “a textbook case of conduct that casts doubt on someone’s fitness for judicial office.”

“That’s a serious form of misconduct in an academic career,” Ms. Rhode said. “I would think it would be viewed equally seriously in a judicial career. In my judgment, that would be disqualifying.”