Justice Sotomayor discusses the coercive nature of the judge-lawyer relationship. She says that it is “inherent in the lawyer-judge context that people are going to say yes.” This is important because the vast majority of contributions to judicial candidates are made by lawyers. Pincus responds that Williams-Yulee did not get any response to her request for contributions and a request from a campaign committee would be just as coercive because the judge would still know whether or not a contribution was made. Justice Sotomayor disagrees, stating that a personal solicitation from a judge “has an incrementally greater impact” than a request from a campaign chairman.