Here Howard Bashman has posted the letter Fourth Circuit nominee and current Chief Judge Boyle of North Carolina wrote to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, acknowledging that a few small items snuck past his conflict checking system.
Judge Boyle wrote in part:
"I can state categorically and truthfully that I have never accepted or maintained a case assignment, whether civil or criminal, while knowing that I had an actual or apparent conflict of interest. Over the course of my twenty-two years of service as a federal district judge, during which time I have presided over more than 16,000 cases, I have taken my duties seriously and have strived to observe the judicial canons and ethics rules, including those on conflicts of interest. Never during my tenure as district judge have I received a complaint or a question from any party suggesting that I may have had a financial conflict in a case."