Prof. James Sample Comments on Carl Landicino’s Nomination for State Supreme Court Judge

James Sample, Associate Professor of Law

How A Brooklyn Democratic Functionary Becomes A Brooklyn Judge

By The New York World

City Hall News

September 27, 2011



“The issue is that party bosses still have the power to exclude qualified persons from the [ballot] line itself,” said James Sample, an attorney who served in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and has sued unsuccessfully to reform New York’s judicial selection process. “Rest assured the bosses use that power for patronage at expense of quality.

“Whoever controls the judicial convention controls everything.”

Read the full article at cityhallnews.com.

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