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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 in Caperton v. Massey case

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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