Published on March 27, 2012 | by LawNews
Prof. James Sample’s Latest Article Discussed on Gavel Grab
When three Iowa Supreme Court justices declined to raise money and actively campaign in the face of a well-funded ouster drive over a controversial same-sex marriage ruling, the decision amounted to their “Waterloo,” and they were removed in a historic sweep.
But when an Illinois Supreme Court justice aggressively raised money and campaigned to save his seat in the face of a negative ouster campaign funded by a special-interest coalition, he triumphed.
This view of the high-profile Iowa and Illinois judicial retention elections in 2010 comes from scholar James Sample of Hofstra University School of Law.
To read the full article, visit gavelgrab.org.