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Judge: I'm 'Mortified' by What It Took to Win Seat

Alabama's Sue Bell Cobb says money is fouling our justice system

(Newser) - Sue Bell Cobb served as chief justice on Alabama's Supreme Court from 2007 to 2011, and while this may be a shining personal achievement for her, Cobb is also "mortified" by what she had to do to win the seat. Essentially, beg for money. As she explains in... More »

Special Interests Control Our Judges

Campaign cash compromises their integrity: Adam Cohen

(Newser) - It’s not just legislative and executive elections that are unfairly influenced by big money. America needs to wake up to the power of special interests in judicial elections, writes Adam Cohen in Time . A new study sees “big business, corporate lobbyists, and trial lawyers” spending cash to get... More »

Gay Marriage Foes Vow to Oust Iowa Judges

Launch campaign to defeat justices who legalized it

(Newser) - Opponents of same-sex marriage have launched a full-scale campaign to vote out the Iowa Supreme Court justices whose ruling legalized the practice. “We need to vote them off the bench to send a message across Iowa that we, the people, still have the power,” Bob Vander Plaats, the... More »

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