A judge should disclose on the record information that the judge believes the parties or their lawyers might consider relevant to the question of disqualification, even if the judge believes there is no real basis for disqualification.
Commentary on Code of Judicial Conduct Canon 3(E)(1)
Minutes of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, May 17, 2007
Should this information have been disclosed to parties and lawyers? Special Master Britt Singletary long represented the IP and during such time that defendant Lee Bond was an executive.
All those involved in a judicial capacity should honor the letter and the spirit of the Code of Judicial Conduct and disclose any and all potential conflicts of interest.