In Garner v. Cherberg, the Washington Supreme Court upheld certain rules of inviolate confidentiality adopted by the Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct. This Note examines the justifications for such confidentiality rules, and proposes temporary, rather than inviolate, confidentiality to better balance interests of fairness and the public's right to know.
Towards Greater Openness in Judicial Conduct Commission Proceedings: Temporary Confidentiality as an Alternative to Inviolate Confidentiality—Garner v. Cherberg, 111 Wash. 2d 811, 765 P.2d 1284 (1988),
64 Wash. L. Rev.
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