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Supreme Court Justice Karen Baker, modeling a blue suit, features in a Jamileh Kamran advertisement in the April 15 issue of the lawyer-targeted Daily Record newspaper.

The Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct, under the section headed "Avoiding Abuse of the Prestige of Judicial Office," says that "A judge shall not abuse the prestige of judicial office to advance the personal or economic interests of the judge or others, or allow others to do so."

Baker said she did not believe appearing in a fashion ad violated the code, but said she would look into it and discuss the use of her image with Kamran.

Baker said that about eight months ago she released rights to photos that dress designer Kamran made of the judge in a suit Kamran created for her. Baker said the release allowed Kamran to use the photos in Life in Chenal magazine.

Kamran is the Little Rock dressmaker who in 2006 pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit designer handbags. She received probation.

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