Faculty Notes James Sample , Professor of Law

Published on January 27, 2017 | by LawNews

Prof. James Sample Comments in New York Law Journal Story on Judicial Screening Committees

Some Democrats Urge Changes to Judicial Screening Processes
By Andrew Denney
New York Law Journal
Jan. 24, 2017


The ability to promise judicial candidates uncontested elections to powerful positions can give party leaders the ability to “maximize machine power,” said James Sample, an expert on judicial elections and a professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

“There’s power to be gained by being able to promise somebody essentially a guaranteed position on the bench with a six-figure salary, a 14-year term and a significant element of prestige,” Sample said. “That’s a powerful perk to be able to dole out.”

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