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"Allowing would-be judges to beg for cash and to make campaign promises about how they will decide cases tarnishes an institution that must be above reproach."
Washington Post editorial
 

Facts, Stats & Quotes

Spending on state Supreme Court elections more than doubled in the past decade, from $83.3 million in 1990-1999 to $206.9 million in 2000-2009. Source: "The New Politics of Judicial Elections, 2000-2009: Decade of Change."

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Notable Quotes

 

"The improper appearance created by money in judicial elections is one of the most important issues facing our judicial system today."

Theodore B. Olson, former U.S. Solicitor General
and attorney on behalf of Hugh Caperton

 

 

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