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Caperton v. Massey Resource Page

In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on June 8, 2009 that it was unconstitutional for a state supreme court justice to hear a case involving the financial interests of a major backer of the judge's election campaign.

Justice at Stake's Bert Brandenburg issued the following statement:

“This is a tremendous victory. The Supreme Court said, ‘Enough is enough.’ Today’s ruling is a critical first step. But states that elect judges must get to work now, to keep campaign cash out of our courts of law.”

To see a Justice at Stake press release about briefs that it and other groups filed in support of the petitioners, click here. To see a press release by Justice at Stake and other legal reform groups about the ruling, click here.

 

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