Special-interest money exploded in state court races in 2000-2009, a new report reveals. In a foreword, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor warns of a "crisis of confidence' in elected courts. The report was authored by Justice at Stake, the Brennan Center for Justice, the National Institute on Money in State Politics, and Hofstra University law professor James Sample. For more, see this online resource page, or visit Gavel Grab.
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Colin Powell, former Secretary of State
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