While it is beyond our expertise to opine on what is or is not within the bounds of judicial ethics, we can attest to what transpires at FREE [Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment] seminars. The Community Rights Counsel's description of them is, simply said, devoid of any connection to reality. The fuss the CRC has raise is, we suspect, more about its disagreement with FREE's philosophy than any genuine concern that federal judges are being brainwashed into making anti-environmental decisions.
Ruhl, J.B. and Appel, Peter A., "Are They Swaying Judges? Oh, Please. FREE's Environmental Seminars Offer Intellectual Value, Not Indoctrination" (2005). Popular Media. Paper 61.