September 17, 1973
Re: Canon 6
I have just received a letter from Richard T. Earl, Jr., Chairman, Florida
Judicial Qualifications Committee, relative to your inquiry as to compliance
with Chapter 111.011.
As anticipated by Judge........, the Supreme Court in its opinion filed
July 25, 1973, on Code of Judicial Conduct, apparently made a definitive
statement in this regard:
"We point out that Canon 6 requires the manner and method of filing
financial reports. A compliance with Canon 6 supersedes the requirements
of any other statute relating to financial reporting, and it will not be
necessary for the justices and judges to file reports under any statute
since reports are filed under Canon 6."
I think this answers your question; therefore, I am taking the privilege
of answering your letter without first clearing it with the special committee
on Standards of Judicial Conduct.
/s/GUNTER STEPHENSON, as
Chairman, Committee on Standards of
cc: Committee Standards Judicial Conduct