February 9, 2008
Follow-Up to NY Times Column on Judges and Campaign Contributions
Posted by Alan Childress
We posted here on the NY Times column about judicial ethics, which had reported a study by my colleague at Tulane, Vernon Palmer, on the effect of contributions on decisions. As a follow-up, here is what the legal blogosphere is saying about the article and study:
Grisham seems to have been prescient, since just this week results of an important study of the impact of private money were released. Tulane University law professor Vernon Valentine Palmer was dismayed that Louisiana Supreme Court justices don't recuse themselves from cases involving litigants who contributed to their campaigns.
Update: Also, I have linked a prior post Mike wrote on a Florida ethics opinion on campaigning judges, which links to an opinion raising many of the same issues. Here is an article, on the NY Times story, in the ABA Journal.
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