Appearance of impropriety
The appearance of impropriety is a phrase referring to a situation whose ethics are deemed questionable. To a layperson, without knowledge of the specific facts, the comment or action in question appears inappropriate or a violation of a rule or regulation.
See also 
- Morgan, Peter & Reynolds, Glenn; The Appearance of Impropriety (ISBN 0-7432-4266-1)
- Appearance of Impropriety article at the website of the United States Naval Inspector General
- Code of Conduct for United States Judges subsection on Appearance of Impropriety
- Alleged Conflicts of Interest because of the "Appearance of Impropriety" Hofstra law review article (PDF)
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