(cite as Neb. Rev. Code of Judicial Conduct §)
(1) act as a leader in, or hold an office in, a political organization*;
(8) personally solicit* or accept campaign contributions other than through a campaign committee authorized by Rule 4.4;
(11) knowingly,* or with reckless disregard for the truth, make any false or misleading statement;
(13) in connection with 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 judicial office.
(B) A judge or judicial candidate shall take reasonable measures to ensure that other persons do not undertake, on behalf of the judge or judicial candidate, any activities prohibited under paragraph (A).
(A) A judicial candidate* in a retention election shall:
(3) review and approve the content of all campaign statements and materials produced by the candidate or his or her campaign committee, as authorized by Rule 4.4, before their dissemination; and
(4) take reasonable measures to ensure that other persons do not undertake on behalf of the candidate activities, other than those described in Rule 4.4, that the candidate is prohibited from doing by Rule 4.1.
(B) A candidate for retention election may, unless prohibited by law,* when the judge’s candidacy has drawn active opposition:
(1) establish a campaign committee pursuant to the provisions of Rule 4.4;
(4) attend or purchase tickets for dinners or other events sponsored by a political organization* or a candidate for public office; and
A candidate for appointment to judicial office may:
(A) except as prohibited by law,* communicate with the appointing authority, including any nominating commission; and
(A) A judicial candidate* subject to retention election whose candidacy has drawn active opposition may establish a campaign committee to manage and conduct a campaign for the candidate, subject to the provisions of this Code. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that his or her campaign committee complies with applicable provisions of this Code and other applicable law.*
(1) to solicit and accept only such campaign contributions* as are reasonable;
(2) not to solicit or accept contributions for a candidate’s current campaign more than six months before the applicable retention election, nor more than thirty days after the last election in which the candidate participated; and
(A) Upon becoming a candidate for a nonjudicial elective office, a judge shall resign from judicial office, unless permitted by law* to continue to hold judicial office.