Opinion 80-7


June 10, 1980



Dear Judge:


This is in response to your inquiry as to whether you may own stock in a travel agency that is being purchased by your wife. You also inquired as to whether it would be proper for you to purchase tickets from the agency while you are on official business of the Court.

The eight responding members of the Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges unanimously stated there is not impropriety in your ownership of stock in the travel agency and there is no impropriety in you purchasing tickets from the agency while you are on official business of the Court.


Yours truly,


James T. Carlisle, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges


cc: All Committee Members
Sid White, Clerk of the Supreme Court
William C. Clark, Chairman, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
Linda H. Yates, Managing Editor, Florida Bar Journal
Hon. Howard T. Markey, Chairman, Ethics Advisory Panel of the Judicial Conference of the U.S.
All references to the inquiring judge deleted

Participating members: Booth, Carlisle, Haverfield, Hewitt, Letts, Richardson, Stephenson and Samuel Powers, Attorney