Notice Inviting Comment
Report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to Study Canon 3B(9) of the Code of Judicial Conduct
The Supreme Judicial Court
Invites Comments on the Report of
the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to Study
Canon 3B(9) of the Code of Judicial Conduct
The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court invite comments on the attached report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to Study Canon 3B(9) of the Code of Judicial Conduct ("Committee"). The Committee was appointed by the Justices to consider the provisions of the Code that pertain to public comment by judges and to provide a recommendation regarding changes, if any, that should be made to the Code or commentary. Before considering the matter, the Justices are soliciting comments on the Committee's report.
The report consists of the following documents:
- The Majority's Memorandum of Observations and Proposed Revisions to Canon 3B(9) . Please select this link for a red-lined version showing the majority's proposed changes to existing Canon 3B(9) of the Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct;
- The Separate Statement of Committee member Hon. Jay D. Blitzman ;
- The Separate Statement of Committee member Professor Andrew L. Kaufman .
Comments should be submitted no later than Friday August 22, 2008, and should be directed to administrative attorney Barbara Berenson, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston MA 02108, or firstname.lastname@example.org.