James Madison Center for Free Speech
James Bopp, Jr., Counsel of Record James Bopp, Jr., is an attorney with the firm Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom, where he specializes in biomedical, tax, and election law. The following is excerpted from the Amicus Curiae Brief for the Respondents as submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on February 4, 2009.Requiring recusal based on campaign spending represents a break from longstanding American tradition. States have long preferred elections as the means of selecting their judges because of the special role that State judges play in developing a State’s law. With rare exceptions, judicial elections have been funded through campaign contributions….