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Amicus Brief in Spargo v. NY State Commission on Judicial Conduct (Second Circuit)
The case concerns a state judge, Thomas A. Spargo, who was alleged to have committed several ethical violations involving political partisanship. A district court judge held that the ethical rules Spargo was alleged to have violated were unconstitutional. The amicus brief urges the appellate court to reverse the lower court' s decision and hold that the ethical rules barring political partisanship were constitutional, since it is reasonably for society to expect judges to remain above the political fray.
Amicus Brief in Spargo v. NY State Commission on Judicial Conduct (Second Circuit)
The case concerns a state judge, Thomas A. Spargo, who was alleged to have committed several ethical violations involving political partisanship. A district court judge held that the ethical rules Spargo was alleged to have violated were unconstitutional. The amicus brief urges the appellate court to reverse the lower court' s decision and hold that the ethical rules barring political partisanship were constitutional, since it is reasonably for society to expect judges to remain above the political fray.
The Higher Ground: Standards of Conduct for Judicial Candidates
The Constitution Project has developed standards for judicial campaigns that will encourage candidates to seek the “higher ground” in their campaigns. The standards are designed to imbue judicial campaigns with the principles that give Americans confidence in their justice system: honesty, dignity, and impartiality.
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