Stanching the Cash Flow

October 2011
American Prospect;Oct2011, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p51
The article discusses how the perception and increased reality of monetary influence in judicial decision-making can be remedied. It cites two approach, namely an acceptance by states of judicial elections and a shift from election of judges to executive appointment. It notes that conservatives in the courts have declared as unconstitutional campaign-finance laws intended to prevent corruption. It suggests that the attention on spending in judicial elections should lead to a legislative action.


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