Our firm is currently counsel to Hamilton County attorney Joseph Platt, who is challenging a restriction of the Ohio Supreme Court on solicitation of campaign contributions by judicial candidates, and other restrictions on the activities of judicial candidates.
(This makes two cases this firm has that contain issues that are being heard by the US Supreme Court this term. Both of our cases are First Amendment cases we have pending in federal court.)
This very issue is before the US Supreme Court this term in the case of Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar.
The American Bar Association has weighed in on that case with an Amicus Brief in favor of the Florida Supreme Court’s position that solicitation of campaign contributions by judicial candidates should be forbidden. Read more about that here.