Public Interest Lawyering & Judicial Politics: Four Cases Worth a Second Look in Williams-Yulee v. the Florida Bar

Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, Vol. 68, p. 15, 2015

15 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2015  

Ruthann Robson

CUNY School of Law

Date Written: January 21, 2015

Abstract

This "First Look" Essay argues that the Court should consider public interest lawyering when it decides a First Amendment challenge to the Canon prohibiting judicial candidates from soliciting money in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. It suggests that four cases are worth a "second look": Republican Party of Minnesota v. White (2002); Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co. (2009); Shelley v. Kraemer (1948); and a Florida Supreme Court case involving discipline of a judge, In re Hawkins.

Keywords: First Amendment, Ethics, Public Interest Lawyering, Courts and Judges, Judicial Elections

Suggested Citation

Robson, Ruthann, Public Interest Lawyering & Judicial Politics: Four Cases Worth a Second Look in Williams-Yulee v. the Florida Bar (January 21, 2015). Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, Vol. 68, p. 15, 2015 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2553530

Ruthann Robson (Contact Author)

CUNY School of Law ( email )

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