OLS urges legislators to stay clear of judiciary

Assemblyman Joseph Vas did not violate any Assembly rules when he used his official letterhead to requesting leniency in the sentencing of a 41-year-old family friend who had been convicted of having sexual relations with a fourteen-year-old girl and for having child pornography in his possession. But the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services advises state legislators not to interfere with judicial proceedings because it potentially violates the Legislature’s Code of Ethics and state conflict of interest laws. Legislators are urged to avoid the appearance that they may be trying to use their office to influence a Judge at the expense of another party.

OLS urges legislators to stay clear of judiciary