Campaign Contributions and the Illinois Supreme Court
Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Samantha Sanchez
Thirty-four percent of the cases heard by the Illinois Supreme Court from 1991 to 1999 involved someone who had contributed to the campaign of a sitting justice. This study is part of the Institute's Money in Judicial Politics project designed to examine contributions to high court candidates, how often contributors appear before the court, and how their cases fare in the judicial system.