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Is Judge Nina Di Pietro’s Ad An Ethics Violation?

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Like so much in the law, the ethical rules governing candidates for judge are not crystal clear.

Take the rules governing endorsements of judicial candidates by other candidates.

Broward County Judge Nina Di Pietro is using a flyer with an endorsement from state Rep. Bobby DuBose, D- Fort Lauderdale, who is running for re-election.

The State Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee has issued opinions several times that judges running for re-election can not advertise the endorsements of other candidates running.

This one was issued last week:

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, May 3, 2016

Buddy Nevins has been a South Florida journalist for over 40 years. His columns appeared in the Fort Lauderdale News and then the Sun-Sentinel. Nevins now writes for his own website, www.browardbeat.com. The opinions expressed by Buddy Nevins are strictly his own and not those of the SouthFloridaReporter.