Faculty Notes James Sample , Professor of Law

Published on January 22, 2018 | by LawNews

Prof. James Sample Comments on ‘Merry-Go-Round of Political Favors’ in NY Judicial Selection Process in Buffalo News Story

Architects of Acea Mosey’s Political Victory Win Coveted Statler Appointments
By Robert J. McCarthy
The Buffalo News
Jan. 21, 2018

The “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” aspect of the appointments prompts concerns, said James Sample, a Hofstra Law School professor who has studied the influence of party chairmen on New York’s judicial elections.

He described the appointments as part of the “merry-go-round of political favors” shading the way New York chooses its candidates for judge.

“This is the New York judicial selection process,” he said, “with each individual actor following through on the implicit — or even explicit — obligation to pay it forward.”

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