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Resource ID: #15036
Subject: Courts
Source: The Nation
Date: Jan. 26, 1998



The 1996 fundraising scandal drew new attention to the way moneyed interests buy political favors in Washington. But far from the nation's capital, many of these same donors operate unchecked in the state courts. In most of the 39 states that elect judges at some level, the cost of judicial races is rising, and special interests are donating big bucks.

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