The Connecticut Rules Committee of the Superior Court has extended its public comment period through close of business on Friday, December 4, 2020. Comments are being received on Proposed Rule 8.4(7) that would add basic elements of the controversial ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) to the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct, if ultimately adopted by the Connecticut Supreme Court. Comments may be submitted by email to RulesCommittee@jud.ct.gov.
Professor Eugene Volokh explains ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) in this two-minute video, and Professor Josh Blackman examines the rule in a 2019 Federalist Society teleforum. Dean Michael McGinniss explores ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) in a Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy article, Expressing Conscience with Candor: Saint Thomas More and First Freedoms in the Legal Profession.
For Connecticut attorneys or other organizations who wish to provide comments, please visit the Christian Legal Society webpage for more information. Resources include a sample comment letter, a backgrounder document, basic talking points, and Christian Legal Society’s filed comment letter.