Offering a detailed analysis of the latest state Supreme Court campaign trends, this study shows how special-interest spending has impacted state courts nationwide — and how this spending may affect courtroom decisions.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court election has already set records for candidate fundraising, overall spending, and total television airtime spending, with a week remaining before voters fill three open seats on the court.
Samuels, one of the most influential opinion writers in the country, has been a critical voice for many of the Center's core issues. We look forward to her important contributions that will continue to shape the public debate.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-2 to end the investigation into Scott Walker's 2012 campaign, reducing the legal barriers between political campaigns and independent groups and raising serious concerns about judicial impartiality.
In June, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that could defund the entire Kansas judiciary. This naked attempt to intimidate the court threatens public confidence in an independent and impartial judiciary.