Feel good story of the day: ethics on display

In the spirit of the holiday season, I’m going to try to locate and post a link to a story every day that I find that makes me smile.

Judge withdraws from piracy case in Norfolk

A federal judge has recused himself from the case of the hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead after learning that the vessel is now being stored at a Portsmouth marina partially owned by his brother.

Ethics is not something to be taken lightly, yet far too many fail to recognize when the appearance of a conflict exists. Kudos to U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis for seeing it and acting on it. You made me smile today.