Cases & Deals

Shugerman's amicus brief embraced by Supreme Court in decision upholding Florida's ban on personal solicitation of campaign funds

Clients Shugerman, Jed

Jones Day submitted an amicus brief on behalf of Professor Jed Shugerman in a case addressing whether the First Amendment permits state bans on personal solicitation of campaign funds by judicial candidates. The amicus brief, which centered on Professor Shugerman's legal scholarship, argued that these bans are the culmination of a long history of states adopting measures to protect judicial independence and avoid the appearance and reality of improper influence and bias. The majority opinion and Justice Ginsburg's concurrence both cited Professor Shugerman's scholarship in their opinions upholding Florida's ban on personal solicitation of campaign funds by judicial candidates.

Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, No. 13-1499 (U.S.)

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