Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct Committee

As a public service, the Tennessee Bar Association works to help assure that judicial elections are conducted in a manner that will maintain confidence in our judiciary.

Chair
Gearhiser Peters Elliott &...
320 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)756-5171
Vice-Chair
Weatherly McNally & Dixon PLC
424 Church St Suite 2260
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)986-3377

Webinar Looks at Florida Case Involving Judicial Fundraising

Justice at Stake will host an educational webinar on Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on the case of Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which looks at whether states may place restrictions on how judges and judicial candidates raise money. The case will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 20. Register online for the presentation “Judging Under the Influence: Will the Supreme Court Protect Fair Courts?”

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ABA Urges Court to Uphold Ban on Campaign Solicitation by Judicial Candidates

The ABA has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Florida judicial conduct rule that bars judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign funds. The issue in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar is whether the state ban violates the First Amendment, the ABA Journal reports. The ABA argues that the ban on personal solicitations is narrowly tailored to promote the state’s compelling interest in a fair and impartial judiciary free from corruption and the appearance of corruption. The case is scheduled for argument on Jan. 20, according to a press release from the group.

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