|CITES BY TOPIC: conflict of interest|
Peters v. Kiff , 407 U.S. 493 at 502 (1971)
Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 299
Conflict of interest. Term used in connection with public officials and fiduciaries and their relationship to matters of private interest or gain to them. Ethical problems connected therewith are covered by statutes in most jurisdictions and by federal statutes on the federal level. The Code of Professional Responsibility and Model Rules of Professional Conduct set forth standards for actual or potential conflicts of interest between attorney and client. Generally, when used to suggest disqualification of a public official from performing his sworn duty, term "conflict of interest" refers to a clash between public interest and the private pecuniary interest of the individual concerned. Gardner v. Nashville Housing Authority of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davison County, Tenn., C.A.Tenn., 514 F.2d 38, 41. A situation in which regard for one duty tends to lead to disregard of another. U.S. v. Miller, C.A.Mass., 463 F.2d 600, 602.
A conflict of interest arises when a government employee's personal or financial interest conflicts or appears to conflict with his official responsibility. 18 U.S.C.A. §203 et seq.
[Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 299]
Chief Justice Marshal, Virginia State Convention of 1829-1830 (pp. 616, 619)
O'Donoghue v. United States, 289 U.S. 516, 532 (1933)
Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges-Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Model Code of Conduct for State Administrative Law Judges-National Association of Administrative Law Judges
Rule 403. Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time
Although relevant, evidence may be excluded if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or misleading the jury, or by considerations of undue delay, waste of time, or needless presentation of cumulative evidence.
is left... to the juries, if they think the permanent judges are under
any bias whatever in any cause, to take on themselves to judge the law
as well as the fact. They never exercise this power but when they suspect
partiality in the judges; and by the exercise of this power they have
been the firmest bulwarks of English liberty."
"And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the righteous."
[Exodus 23:8, Bible, NKJV]
"He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,
[Prov. 15:27, Bible, NKJV]
destroys a wise man's reason.
[Ecclesiastes 7:7, Bible, NKJV]
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