Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, February 9, 2007


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CJP: Limit on Gifts to Judges Set at $350 per Year


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The maximum value of all gifts that a single source may give to a judge will be $350 per year for the next two years, the Commission on Judicial Performance said yesterday.

Code of Civil Procedure Sec. 170.9, enacted in 1994, limits the giving of gifts to judges, with certain exceptions. The limit was originally set at $250, but the CJP is required to adjust the limit every two years to account for inflation.

The limit is subject to various exceptions. It does not apply to certain travel expenses which are “reasonably related to a judicial or governmental purpose, or to an issue of state, national, or international public policy,” nor does it apply to gifts from close family members.


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