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  •  From the Code of Conduct for US judges (0+ / 0-)

    Canon 5

    (A) General Prohibitions. A judge should not:
    (1) act as a leader or hold any office in a political organization;
    (2) make speeches for a political organization or candidate, or publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office; or
    (3) solicit funds for, pay an assessment to, or make a contribution to a political organization or candidate, or attend or purchase a ticket for a dinner or other event sponsored by a political organization or candidate.
    (B) Resignation upon Candidacy. A judge should resign the judicial office if the judge becomes a candidate in a primary or general election for any office.
    (C) Other Political Activity. A judge should not engage in any other political activity. This provision does not prevent a judge from engaging in activities described in Canon 4.

    The term “political organization” refers to a political party, a group affiliated with a political party or candidate for public office, or an entity whose principal purpose is to advocate for or against political candidates or parties in connection with elections for public office.

    •  Pity these are only "suggestions" for SCOTUS (2+ / 0-)
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      vadem165, Richard Lyon

      Maybe we need to lobby Congress to get them applied to ALL Federal judges at ALL levels - INCLUDING the Supreme Court.

      Right now, fat chance. :-(

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 09:22:26 AM PDT

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