The patent-law expert took on 138 cases involving companies in which he or his spouse had a financial interest, a Wall Street Journal investigation found. His defense: His role often was minor, some stocks were held in a trust account.
Dozens of federal judges have heard cases involving companies in which they or their family owned stock. But none more so than Rodney Gilstrap, a judge in East Texas who didn’t recuse himself 138 times in such cases since 2011. https://t.co/HXbeUDhqW7
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 29, 2021
Yikes continued: One judge. 138 cases over which he presided where he had documented financial conflict.
53 Microsoft cases, 36 Walmart cases, 25 Target cases, 9 IBM cases…https://t.co/pMevsOSSdT
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) September 29, 2021