Prof. James Sample’s Latest Article Discussed on Gavel Grab

James Sample, Associate Professor of Law


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.

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