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"In too many states, judicial elections are becoming political prizefights where partisans and special interests seek to install judges who will answer to them instead of the law and the Constitution."
--Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

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.

For further information, see this national media release. To arrange interviews, contact:
Charles Hall, Justice at Stake, 202-588-9454, chall@justiceatstake.org, or
Jeanine Plant-Chirlin, 646-292-8322, chirlinj@exchange.law.nyu.edu.

The Report

Full Report

Letter From Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Executive Summary

State Profiles, 2000-2009



Other Resources

News Release

Author Contact Information 

New Politics Report in the News

Table of Contents



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