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"Judicial races, once staid, low-budget affairs, have in the past decade turned into mudslinging, multimillion-dollar brawls that have shaken public confidence in justice."
USA Today editorial, March 3, 2009
 

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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