Justice Roberts loves interesting analogies. So naturally, his majority opinion in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, issued this week, contains another funny one. In holding that states may prohibit judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign funds, Roberts notes:
The identity of the solicitor matters, as anyone who has encountered a Girl Scout selling cookies outside a grocery story can attest. When the judicial candidate himself asks for money, the stakes are higher for all involved.
Roberts is right. No one can resist those cute Girl Scouts and their yummy cookies!