Skip to main content

What Do Judges Do All Day? In Defense of Florida’s Flat Ban on the Personal Solicitation of Campaign Contributions From Attorneys by Candidates for Judicial Office

Posted by on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Roundtables, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar.

What Do Judges Do All Day? In Defense of Florida’s Flat Ban on Personal Solicitation of Campaign Contributions From Attorneys by Candidates for Judicial Office

This piece is part of the Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar Roundtable

AUTHOR

Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties, New York University School of Law. I make no pretense of scholarly neutrality in connection with this Essay. In my capacity as a former National Legal Director of the ACLU (I served on the ACLU legal staff for eleven years, as National Legal Director from 1981–85), I have joined other past leaders of the ACLU in filing a brief amici curiae in Williams-Yulee defending the constitutionality, if not the wisdom, of Florida’s ban. See Brief for Amici Curiae Submitted on Behalf of Respondent by Norman Dorsen et al., as Past Leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, 138 So.3d 379 (No. 13-1499) (Dec. 24, 2014), 2014 WL 7477680.