Published on November 3, 2016 | by LawNews
Prof. James Sample Comments in Big Law Business Story on Impact of Political Donations on Washington State Supreme Court Race
Should Microsoft’s Top Lawyer Donate Money to Unseat a Judge?
By Gabe Friedman
Big Law Business
Nov. 1, 2016
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.”