Saturday, April 7, 2007
Posted by Alan Childress
Following up on Jeff's much-visited March 26 post querying about lawyers as legislators, and my post on a Knoxville, Tennessee bar panel on the subject: here is a new posting to SSRN of a 2005 article on the subject by Cleveland Ferguson III (Fla. Coastal--Law), entitled "Increasing the Number of Lawyer-Legislators Begins with an Understanding of Campaign Finance Regulation." It was in 79 Florida Bar Journal 1 (Oct. 2005). His abstract:
This article discusses the potential impact of fewer lawyers serving in state legislatures with specific emphasis on Florida. The article highlights various laws that have led to the largest fines among candidates. The article concludes with an exhortation for the increase of lawyer-legislators in state government.