2 J.L. & Pol. 57 (1985)
Elective Judges' Campaign Financing: Are State Judges' Robes the Emperor's Clothes of American Democracy

handle is hein.journals/jlp2 and id is 63 raw text is: Elective Judges' Campaign Financing: Are State
Judges' Robes the Emperor's Clothes of American
Democracy?*
by Roy A. Schotland**
Table of Contents
I.   Overture: A      Sampling of Views, Facts and Problems                    58
II.   Prelude: Perspective on Judicial Campaigns .......                        72
A.     Scope of the Problem         .....................                 72
B.     Reasons for Examining Judicial Campaigns...                        74
1.    Changes in Judging and in the Bar ......                     75
2.    Changes in Judicial Elections ...........                    76
3.    Naivet6 in Academia ..................                       77
C.     A  Word on the History and Debate over Judi-
cial  Selection   ............................                     81
D.     Judicial Quasi-Elections ..................                      83
E.     A  Word on Results .......................                         89
III.   Judicial Campaign Ethics ......................                           90
IV.    Judicial Campaign Financing ...................                           96
A.     Three Local Bars' Reform            Efforts ...........            96
* This is a revision of a paper presented at Georgetown's Law Day, April 7, 1984, and commented
on by a panel composed of my colleague Professor Paul Dean; Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. of
Yale Law School; Honorable Harry W. Low, Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeals (San
Francisco), and Anthony R. Palermo, Esq. of Rochester, Past President, New York State Bar
Association. Their comments and their support in the paper's preparation were invaluable. Of course
only I am responsible for the limitations that remain.
Rather than gathering more data and circulating the paper further, this is published now, not as an
expose or the definitive empirical study, nor even as a final product, but in the hope of beginning a
substantial dialogue on these issues.
The original idea for this project and the first work done on it were by a student, Robert Friedman,
in a seminar on Election and Campaign Finance Regulation several years ago. I happily acknowledge
my debt to him, and my appreciation for the dedicated aid of Linda Matlack, Dina Plapler, Milton
Regan and Noreen Stehlik, Class of 1985, and James Howard and LaRaye Osborne, Class of 1984,
Georgetown University Law Center.
** Professor, Georgetown University Law Center.

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