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State of Louisiana

Judicial Campaigns and Elections: Louisiana

Campaign Conduct

According to Canon 7 of Louisiana's code of judicial conduct, judges and judicial candidates shall not:
  • With respect to cases, controversies, or issues that are likely to come before the court, make pledges, promises, or commitments that are inconsistent with the impartial performance of the adjudicative duties of the office.

  • Knowingly make, or cause to be made, false statements concerning the identity, qualifications, present position, or other fact concerning themselves or their opponents.

  • While a proceeding is pending in any Louisiana state court, make any public comment that might reasonably be expected to affect its outcome or impair its fairness. 

  • Personally solicit or accept campaign contributions. Candidates may, however, establish committees to conduct their campaigns, including soliciting and accepting contributions.