State Supreme Court elections shattered spending records this year, as special interests doled out millions to influence the law. Nearly $28 million was spent on television advertising — more money than in any previous year — and over half of this money came from interest groups independent of the campaigns, according to Justice at Stake. Interest groups spent millions to elect judges they hope will rule in favor of their agendas. This record-breaking spending will raise more questions about judicial impartiality.
The above excerpt was originally published in USA Today.
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