I saw this a while ago in an article at the LA Times by Melissa Batchelor Warnke:
Philosophy 101 introduces us to Kant’s categorical imperative — the first formulation of which is “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”
If that rule were followed by all politicians and judges, the world would be a different and better place. Won’t happen, though.
[NOTE: The Warnke article is summarized by its title “Stop publishing unverified information, you numbskulls. Donald Trump feeds on your rumors.” It’s a defense of old-fashioned journalism, where hit pieces were more carefully sourced lest they return to bite the news outlet and/or reporter.]