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Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics
Informal Opinion Summaries

2010-24 (July 28, 2010)
Political Activity
Canon 7; New Code of Judicial Conduct (effective 1-1-11): Rule 4.1

Issue: Does the prohibition in Canon 7 (a) (3) on a Judicial Official making a contribution to a political organization or candidate apply to contributions to candidates for federal office or to office in another state?

Response: Based on the information provided, the Committee determined that both the current and the new Code of Judicial Conduct (effective January 1, 2011) prohibit a Judicial Official from making contributions to federal and non-Connecticut, as well as Connecticut, political organizations and candidates.


Committee on Judicial Ethics



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