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The New Politics of Judicial Elections 2002: How the Threat to Fair and Impartial Courts Spread to More States in 2002

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Abstract:

The number of interest groups that ran TV ads in state judicial elections doubled between the 2000 and 2002 elections, and 10 high court candidates raised more than $1 million for their campaigns -- at a time when a new nationwide poll shows Americans are alarmed by the increasing power of money and special-interest politics in judicial elections.