TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 30, 2014

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.