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Prof. James Sample Comments in Big Law Business Story on Impact of Political Donations on Washington State Supreme Court Race

James Sample , Professor of Law

Should Microsoft’s Top Lawyer Donate Money to Unseat a Judge?
By Gabe Friedman
Big Law Business
Nov. 1, 2016

Excerpt:

James Sample, of Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, said such donations also would require judges to subjugate themselves to fundraising in a way that could influence how they rule behind the bench.

“It’s very difficult to swing an entire state legislature, but swinging a seven-member court is possible,” said Sample. “The return on swinging one or two judicial elections can be very good.”

Read the full article on the Big Law Business website.

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