Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention
The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention was created under the authority of former Canon 5F of the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct prior to November 30, 2021.
A 2020 Judicial Candidate Campaign seminar was 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.
The Supreme Court of Mississippi has not approved or endorsed the opinions, decisions, or rulings of the Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention.
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.
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.
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.
2020 Decisions of the Special Committee
2018 Decisions of the Special Committee
2018-26 Public Statement
2018-27 Public Statement