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Resource ID: #20182
Subject: Justice
Source: George Magazine
Affiliation: 
Date: December/January

Description

In 21 states, Supreme Court judges are elected. To get elected, though, they must raise advertising money, and to do that, they must take donations. But, as evidenced by so many campaign finance scandals, taking donations leads to public mistrust. The story points out that the legislative branch was meant to be completely unbiased and unapologetic. The idea that judges can be bought, then, is a frightening concept. A sidebar offers ideas as to what can be done to remedy the problem

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