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"These are distinctly frightening times-especially for those of us who believe judicial elections should be different from other elections and that it is important to maintain both the appearance and actuality of impartial justice."
Rick Hasen and Dahlia Lithwick
 

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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