Faculty James Sample, Associate Professor of Law

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.

Tags: ,

About LawNews

To submit a news story, or request an interview with one of Hofstra Law's faculty experts, please contact Andrew Berman, assistant dean for communications, at andrew.e.berman@hofstra.edu.

Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑
  • Upcoming Events

    View Full Calendar

  • Videos

  • Archives