Poll: Voters Want Tougher Judicial Campaign Disclosure Laws

Four out of five voters back stronger disclosure laws for judicial campaigns in state elections, according to the Center for American Progress, which commissioned a new poll. In 2012, a record-setting $29.7 million was spent on TV advertising to influence judicial contests across the nation, the Center said in relying on estimates from Justice at Stake and the Brennan Center for Justice, and half of that came from non-candidate groups. The poll also showed that 68 percent of respondents voiced support for non-partisan judicial elections, and a clear majority of voters favor merit selection systems for picking judges. Gavel Grab has the story.