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What are the ethically legitimate functions of civil servants? Consider the decisions made by medical professionals, social workers, firefighters, police officers, politicians, and judges. The notion of "ethics" is often difficult, because although the average person believes in some sort of personal ethics, such standards of conduct are not legally enforceable, unless a specific law is enacted to turn belief system into law. In order to remedy this circumstance, most jurisdictions have passed legally enforceable ethical standards -- commonly called by such terms as "rules of professional conduct," or "canons of ethics," etc. See, e.g., California Code of Judicial Ethics. Once enacted, ethical conduct is no longer a matter of personal choice, but is rather a matter of law, and failure to follow the ethical standards may be sanctioned by the loss of licensure or official status. Due process of law must be accorded a person charged with an ethical violaltion, and in general, ethical violations must be proved by the relevant
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course MAT 117 taught by Professor Al-kofahi during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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