Campaign Cash Linked To Pro-Business Rulings, Study Says

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Campaign fundraising for state supreme court judges has nearly tripled since the 1990s because of a rise in contributions from business interests — a rise that is also linked to pro-business decisions penned by those courts, according to a report issued Tuesday by the American Constitution Society.

The study, penned by Emory University School of Law professor Joanna Shepherd, analyzed more than 2,345 business-related state supreme court opinions published between 2010 and 2012 to find that supreme court justices who received half of their contributions from...
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