Professor James Sample was quoted in the following New York Times article.
District Attorney’s Boycott of a Judge Raises Issues
By Michelle Quinn
March 19, 2010
“If this is taken to its logical conclusion, you are talking about criminal defendants’ appearing before the judge chosen by the D.A,” said James Sample, a professor at the Hofstra Law School and the co-author of a 2008 report on recusal reform from New York University’s School of Law. “It’s turning the scalpel of recusal into a chain saw to undermine judicial independence.