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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

 

Judges allowed to pack gun under robes

`It’s one way to assure order in the court.

The New York state Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics has ruled that it is permissible for judges to pack a pistol beneath their robes while on the bench.

“From an ethical standpoint, there is no prohibition … barring you from carrying a firearm while performing your duties on the bench,” the committee said in a decision published in this week’s New York Law Journal. [..]

“This committee believes that keeping your firearm concealed and safeguarded on your person while you are on the bench is advisable,” the ruling said.’




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