‘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 […]

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Public Confidence Behind SCOTUS Ruling in ‘Williams-Yulee’

In an article published this week, Facing South summarized the importance of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. The ruling upheld a state’s right to impose limitations restricting a judicial candidate’s ability to personally solicit campaign contributions. Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion stressed the importance of public confidence in the […]

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Chief Justice Roberts, in ‘Williams-Yulee,’ Weighing Legacy?

Even the London-based Economist has something to say about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Williams-Yulee vs. The Florida Bar, upholding a Florida ban on direct campaign cash solicitation by judicial candidates. An Economist article summarizes Chief Justice John Roberts’s “rollicking” majority opinion, suggests that the practical implications of the ruling are “frankly modest” and delves […]

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