Money’s role in judicial elections

The Post editorializes on the topic this morning.

Big-money special interests — including business, trial lawyers, lobbyists and unions — are playing an even bigger role in funding campaigns to ensure the election of judges to their liking. Judicial candidates curry favor with potential benefactors for fear of losing valuable campaign cash to opponents. The problem is likely to worsen in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which put into question a variety of campaign finance restrictions.

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