justice at stake
October 30, 2015 -
With the rising flood of campaign cash in state supreme court elections, incumbent judges of color are having a harder time winning re-election than white incumbents, a new study finds. How bad is the problem, and what's the solution?
January 16, 2015 -
Next week the U.S. celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It also marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended campaign spending limits -- and the two occasions are more closely linked than many realize.
November 1, 2013 -
As spending on state judicial races skyrockets, so does voters' belief that all that money is influencing judges' decisions -- and that judges need to step aside from cases where a party has spent on their behalf.
October 27, 2011 -
Judges are supposed to be impartial and fair, but a new report finds their independence is increasingly at risk as campaign cash floods into judicial elections -- especially from secret outside sources.