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"Essential to public confidence in the judiciary is the assurance that justice is not for sale and that legal disputes will be resolved by fair and impartial judicial officers."
Committee for Economic Development, in a U.S. Supreme Court brief signed by Wal-Mart, Pepsico, Intel and Lockheed Martin

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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