This website explains how contributions may be made to help Judge Jay S. Bybee pay costs and expenses he is incurring or may incur in connection with claims, investigations or proceedings relating to his service as Assistant Attorney General for the Office Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice or his service on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The Bybee Legal Expense Fund was created, and the Trustees are required
to operate it, pursuant
to applicable laws and in accordance with the Code of Conduct for United
States Judges. Please note that the following conditions apply to anyone
making contributions to The Bybee Legal Expense Fund:
- In order to comply with the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, the identity of contributors will not be disclosed to Judge Bybee, either directly or indirectly through public disclosure.
- Contributions may be rejected from any:
- attorney who regularly appears before Judge Bybee;
- person whose interests have or are likely to come before Judge Bybee;
- person whose interests may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of Judge Bybee’s official duties as a judge;
- person who has sought or is seeking to do business with Judge Bybee’s court; or
- person other than a United States person, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code.
- Contributions in excess of the available federal gift tax annual exclusion with respect to Judge Bybee (for 2009 this amount is generally $13,000) may be subject to federal gift tax.