Prof. James Sample Analyzes New Era of Judicial Elections The National Law Journal

James Sample, Associate Professor of Law

Judges, others want Court to weigh in on judicial campaign speech
By Marcia Coyle
The National Law Journal
September 30, 2010

Easterbrook’s credentials as “a conservative superstar can scarcely be overstated,” said judicial election scholar James Sample of Hofstra University School of Law. “His opinion is a resounding affirmation of the principles underlying codes of judicial conduct in the states. I think his opinion is some indication folks like Mr. Bopp represent the ideological extreme position at odds with a majority of Americans on the left and right alike.”