In re Inquiry of Broadbelt
New Jersey Supreme Court
146 N.J. 501 (1996)
Judge Evan Broadbelt (defendant) had been a municipal court judge in New Jersey since 1982. Broadbelt regularly appeared as a legal commentator on national and local news. Broadbelt was not paid for these television appearances. In December 1994, Judge Lawrence Lawson requested that all municipal court judges notify the assignment judge before appearing on television. Lawson twice gave Broadbelt permission to appear on the television show Geraldo Live. However, in March 1995, Lawson withdrew his approval and asked Broadbelt not to appear on television again. Broadbelt noted his disagreement with the decision. Lawson referred the issue to the Advisory Committee on Extrajudicial Activities (Committee). The Committee issued an opinion that Broadbelt’s activities did not conform with Canon 2 of New Jersey’s Code of Judicial Conduct (Code). The Supreme Court of New Jersey granted review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 724,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 724,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 45,600 briefs, keyed to 983 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.