Published on April 7, 2011 | by LawNews
Prof. Monroe Freedman Discusses Problems Regarding Steve Levy Jail Fund Contributors
By Mark Harrington, Randi Marshall and Sandra Peddie
April 6, 2011
Jeffrey Koch, a political science professor at the State University of New York-Geneseo, said the fact that jail vendors and unions contributed so heavily to Levy creates the appearance of a problem. In general, he said, “We would be much better served if politics could be taken out and it could be done on a purely professional basis,” he said.
Levy has defended the practice of soliciting vendors by saying that, although he supports campaign finance reform, “you don’t unilaterally disarm.”
Monroe Freedman, a Hofstra law professor and ethics expert, disagreed. “The argument that everybody does it is simply not acceptable,” he said.
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