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Resource ID: #4681
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: Common Cause Magazine (Washington, D.C.)
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Common Cause Magazine details the practice of giving campaign contributions to state judges with the understanding that the judge, once elected, will view any future litigation of the contributor in a favorable light; law firms are the largest contributors, with most of their contributions going to incumbent judges; corporations and law firms find that they buy more influence per dollar contributed by giving to judge candidacies than by giving to gubernatorial or state legislature candidates, May/June 1987.

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