Opinion No. 34 (1978)*

QUESTION: The defeated candidate in a primary election for the office of district judge (where one of the candidates was a constitutional county judge and the other a private attorney) has sought a determination of the Committee as to whether certain advertisements of the winning candidate amounted to a violation of Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

ANSWER: The Committee declines to pass upon the questions of fact for lack of jurisdiction over the parties (neither of whom were at the time subject to the Code of Judicial Conduct) or the subject matter of the inquiry. The Committee acts only as an advisory peer group in determining the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct to undisputed factual situations.

*Canon 7 was amended effective June 26, 1990.