Prof. James Sample Comments in National Law Journal Story on Misrepresentations Clause in Wisconsin Judicial Code of Ethics

Professor James Sample was quoted in the following National Law Journal article.

Judicial Campaign Speech Case May Be Destined for Supreme Court
Wisconsin justice faces sanctions for ad that may have gone too far

By Marcia Coyle
The National Law Journal
September 22, 2009

Are the clauses vulnerable to constitutional attack? Yes, but they can withstand it, said Briffault and James Sample of Hofstra University School of Law, formerly an attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

Sample said the states have a compelling interest in protecting the integrity of the judicial system — the Wisconsin commission’s defense to Bopp’s First Amendment attack on applying the clause to his client.