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John Browning Featured in California Judicial Ethics Opinion

May 20, 2021

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently featured in the California Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee’s Judicial Ethics Opinion, where his research was cited as authority.

Titled “Social Media Posts About the Law, the Legal System, or the Administration of Justice,” the California Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee issued valuable guidance for judges in California’s court system and cited John’s law review article.

John’s article is referenced in Section III B where the opinion explains how “online conduct is inherently public conduct.” The judicial ethics opinion refers to John’s article noting that judges should be cautious about the ethical risks of posting on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and offers important advice about how judges should conduct themselves online.

To read the full article, please click here.