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Article Notes ‘Valuable Amicus Brief’ on Which Prof. James Sample Consulted in Williams v. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case

James Sample , Professor of Law

Ethics 101: The Same Person Cannot Serve as Prosecutor and Judge in the Same Case. The Supreme Court Needs to Say So
By Dorothy Samuels
The Huffington Post
Feb. 25, 2016 | Updated Feb. 26, 2016


“No reasonable person could conclude that Chief Justice Castille could impartially evaluate the performance of his own colleague, acting under his leadership, because that evaluation would require — both implicitly and explicitly — a judgment about his own leadership and supervision.” So sums up a valuable amicus brief filed by the Ethics Bureau at Yale, a legal clinic at Yale Law School, the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham Law School, Hofstra Law School’s James Sample and other experts in this area.

Read the full article at HuffingtonPost.com.

Read the amicus brief at SCOTUSblog.com (PDF).