Professors Monroe Freedman, James Sample Offer Differing Opinions in Recusal of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman

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Law firm gave advice on elections law it is suing over

By Patrick Marley

November 27, 2011

Journal Sentinel Online


Monroe Freedman, an expert on judicial ethics at Hofstra Law School in New York, also said Gableman should step aside.

“I just don’t understand why these lawyers put themselves, and more importantly the court, in this position,” he said.

But other experts said they believed Gableman could participate in the case.

“I would not be particularly bothered by Gableman hearing this case,” said James Sample, a Hofstra associate law professor who has criticized Gableman in the past over the ethics case. “The scope of any ruling on redistricting will dwarf what at best is a minor conflict.”

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