TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 28, 2013

In an opinion published today in TBA Today, the Tennessee Judicial Ethics Committee clarifies that judges may begin campaign activity before the 180-day period allowed for fundraising, but must comply with financial disclosure laws, must self-fund and may take no steps to solicit or accept funds before the 180-day period. The issue arose following questions raised at TBA’s Campaign Ethics Seminar in late July.