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Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention


The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention

The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention is created under the authority of Canon 5F of the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct.

A 2020 Judicial Candidate Campaign seminar will be held on March 13, 2020, at 1:30 pm at the Mississippi Court of Appeals court room on the first floor of the Gartin Justice Building, 450 High Street, Jackson MS 39201.

Links are provided below to informal opinions of the Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention. Links are also provided for the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct and the Judicial Candidate Campaign seminar materials.

Canon 5F

Authority

The Special Committee shall be created whose responsibility shall be to issue advisory opinions and to deal expeditiously with allegations of ethical misconduct in campaigns for judicial office. The objective of the Special Committee shall be to alleviate unethical and unfair campaign practices in judicial elections.

Campaign Seminar

Every candidate for judicial offices and candidates’ election committee chairperson, or the chairperson’s designee, shall no later than 20 days after the qualifying date for candidates complete a two-hour course on campaign practices, finance, and ethics sponsored and approved by the Committee.

Links:

2020 Seminar Information

Canons of the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct

MS Supreme Court Order #228947 (updated December 12, 2019)

Judge Carlton's Video Presentation (March 13, 2020)

2020 Judicial Presentation (PowerPoint)

2020 Candidate Seminar (PowerPoint)

2020 Decisions of the Special Committee

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2020-02
2020-03
2020-04
2020-05
Public Statement 1
Public Statement 2
Public Statement 3

2018 Decisions of the Special Committee

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2018-02
2018-03
2018-04
2018-05
2018-06
2018-07
2018-08
2018-09
2018-10
2018-11
2018-12
2018-13
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2018-25
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2018-27
2018-26 Public Statement
2018-27 Public Statement
2018-28
2018-29

Prior Special Committee Annual Reports and Decisions

Any questions, requests for opinions, or complaints should be addressed to:
Special Committee on Judicial Election Intervention
Attn: Darlene Ballard, Executive Director
Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance
660 North Street, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 359-1273 • Fax: (601) 354-6277
Email: Ballard@judicialperformance.ms.gov