Notice Inviting Comment
Proposed Revisions to Canon 3B(9)of the Code of Judicial Conduct
Proposed Revisions to
Canon 3B(9) of the Code of Judicial Conduct
The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court invite comments on a proposed revision of Canon 3B(9) of the Code of Judicial Conduct. The Justices previously published for comment revisions to this canon proposed by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to Study Canon 3B(9) of the Code of Judicial Conduct. The current proposed revisions were prepared after the Justices considered the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee and the comments submitted in response to the earlier publication.
The proposed revision to Canon 3B(9) and its commentary can be found on this website. To add context to the proposed revision, a proposed Guidance Regarding the Issuance of Explanatory Memoranda is also posted on this website. To render further clarity on appropriate public comment by judges on pending cases, the Justices intend to issue a Guidance setting forth their views regarding memoranda that provide or supplement explanations for a previous order.
Comments should be submitted no later than July 13, 2009, and should be directed to Christine Burak, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston MA 02108, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Proposed Revision to Canon 3B(9) of the Code of Judicial Conduct and Commentary
- Proposed Guidance Regarding the Issuance of Explanatory Memoranda