‘Williams-Yulee’ is Analyzed by Law Dean Chemerinsky

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar “leaves open the question of what else states may do in regulating speech in judicial election campaigns,” Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California/Irvine School of Law, writes at ABA Journal.

The 5-4 majority in Williams-Yulee¬†¬†upheld a Florida ban on judicial candidates directly soliciting campaign money. The court’s “emphatic declaration that judges are not politicians” is in tension with a decision 13 years ago in Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, Chemerinsky contends, and leaves new questions for the high court to answer in the future. To learn more about Williams-Yulee, see Gavel Grab.