September 30, 1980
This is in response to your inquiry as to whether you may appear on a local Public Television station to ask questions of candidates who are running for Seminole County School Superintendent. Six of the members of the committee who responded were of the opinion that the Canons prohibit your appearance as an impartial interviewer to ask questions of the candidates.
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: Carlisle, Hewitt, Letts,Stephenson, Turner and Samuel Powers, Attorney