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'The System is the Crime'

For, Mark Lagerkvist examined the “paradox cloaked in robes” that allows New York judges to accept large campaign gifts from lawyers who have pending cases in their courts.  The initial story focused on one law firm that gave $157,000 candidates for Supreme Court – including five-figure contributions to nine sitting justices.  The follow-up explored the complexities and contradictions in a system that “could have made Rube Goldberg turn green with envy – or campaign cash.”

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