Faculty Monroe H. Freedman, Professor of Law

Published on April 7, 2011 | by LawNews

Prof. Monroe Freedman Discusses Problems Regarding Steve Levy Jail Fund Contributors

Many Levy fund donors tied to new jail

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.

Read more at newsday.com.


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