The Big Bopper: Exploding the Canons of Judicial Ethics

Posted by James Bopp, Jr. | Oct 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Big Bopper

James Bopp Jr. is driving his six-year-old Lincoln LS past the Vigo County Courthouse in Terre Haute, Ind. The huge limestone neo-Baroque structure looms over much of an otherwise sparse area at the edge of downtown.  

Bopp frequented the building when he augmented his fledgling general practice as a part-time prosecutor in the late 1970s. Along with personal injury cases, he handled welfare fraud. He is believed to have gotten the first murder conviction there against a woman; he also put away the youngest murder defendant, age 16. Bopp's practice has mostly outgrown the old court­house, now only an occasional venue for him in state election law matters. Read the full ABA Journal article here.

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James Bopp, Jr.

Practice Areas: First Amendment Law, Campaign-Finance Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law, Civil Litigation, Appellate Practice, and United States Supreme Court Practice.


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