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Campaign Oversight Committee: Cox, Caraway violated code of conduct

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Jeff Cox and Jay Caraway

The campaigns of both judges vying for the Second District, Division C, of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal, have violated guidelines of running ethical campaigns.

Findings issued by the Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee found incumbent Judge Jay Caraway and opponent Judge Jeff Cox have violated Canon 7A(9) of the Louisiana Code of Judicial Conduct.

The rule states a judge or judicial candidate shall not “knowingly make, or cause to be made, a false statement concerning the identity, qualifications, present position, or other fact concerning the candidate or an opponent.”

The oversight committee has no enforcement of disciplinary power, but

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