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Williams-Yulee and the Inherent Value of Incremental Gains in Judicial Impartiality

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

Williams-Yulee and the Inherent Value of Incremental Gains in Judicial Impartiality

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

AUTHORS

David W. Earley was an attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice at N.Y.U. School of Law from 2010 to 2014. Matthew J. Menendez is Counsel at the Brennan Center. The authors would like to thank Lawrence Norden for his helpful comments during the drafting of this article. The Brennan Center submitted an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar advocating that the Court uphold the personal solicitation prohibition as constitutional. Brief for Brennan Ctr. for Justice at N.Y.U. School of Law et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent-Appellee, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, 138 So.3d 379, cert. granted, 135 S. Ct. 44 (No. 13-1499) (December 24, 2014), available at http://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/analysis/Brennan%20Center%20Williams-Yulee%20Amicus%20122414.pdf, archived at http://perma.cc/U3S7-USZQ.