Colin Powell, former Secretary of State
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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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"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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