INTRODUCTION: TAKING DISQUALIFICATION SERIOUSLY by ProQuest

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The issue may make news again in the next U.S. Supreme Court term if it grants two petitions for certiorari that argue the impartiality of state appellate judges was compromised by substantial contributions to their election campaigns, violating due process. An abridged version of a report by the Brennan Center for Justice written by James Sample and Michael Young, the article focuses on the legitimate concerns about judges' impartiality induced by their own campaign-related behavior, noting that recusal does not trigger the same First Amendment scrutiny as canons limiting political speech.

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