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"With business and interest groups pouring more and more money into state judicial elections ... the public can't be faulted for concluding that donors are getting what they pay for, namely favorable treatment from judges who are supposed to be impartial."
Tony Mauro, USA Today opinion column
 

Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett Briefs

 Justice at Stake, working to protect elected courts from special-interest influence, filed a “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case McComish v. Bennett, Docket # 10-239. The case later became known as Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett when it was consolidated with another case.

A "deluge of special interest money is eroding public trust in America's courts," Justice at Stake warned in its brief, cautioning the Supreme Court that elected courts would be gravely threatened by outside influence if the Court struck down a key provision used in many state public financing laws. 

 

Merit briefs filed in the case:

 

Amicus Briefs in Support of Petitioner

 

Amicus Briefs in Support of Respondents

 

 

(Online links compiled with thanks to SCOTUSblog, the Brennan Center for Justice and the American Bar Association. McComish v. Bennett, Docket # 10-239. Consolidated with: Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, Docket # 10-238.)   

 

 

 

 
 
 
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