Most States Flunk a Test of Their Recusal Rules

A CAP analysis finds that states have failed to strengthen their judicial ethics rules to address the growth in campaign cash.

This interactive contains a correction.

To learn more about each state’s judicial ethics rules, select a state on the map below. To read the full analysis, see “State Judicial Ethics Rules Fail to Address Flood of Campaign Cash from Lawyers and Litigants.”

Correction, May 7, 2014: This map was updated to show that Arizona and California passed and Alaska and Arkansas failed. June 6, 2014: This map was updated to reflect that Utah received 15 points in the “campaign cash as a basis for recusal” category and therefore tied with California for the highest grade.

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