The role of money in Supreme Court elections
States began electing judges during the 19th and 20th centuries to bring transparency to the process and increase trust in the fairness of the courts.
The modern election process may be doing harm to those reforms.
State supreme court races in the 2019–20 cycle attracted more money -- including dark money from outside groups -- than ever, posing a threat to both the image and reality of state courts.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we discuss the role of money in supreme court elections.
- Paul Pfeifer, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio
- Douglas Keith, Counsel in the Judiciary Program at the Brennan Center for Justice
- Stephan Landsman, Emeritus Professor of Law; Organizer and Director, Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul College of Law
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