Colin Powell, former Secretary of State
New Politics of Judicial Elections, 2000-2009
Report Documents a ‘Crisis of Confidence’
“The New Politics of Judicial Elections, 2000-2009: Decade of Change” is the first comprehensive study of spending in judicial elections over the past decade. It documents an explosion of money, and the growing dominance of special interests in choosing state Supreme Court justices.
The report, written by the Justice at Stake Campaign, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the National Institute on Money in State Politics, and Hofstra University law professor James Sample, contains a foreword from Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who warns of a “crisis of confidence” in elected state courts.
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