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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 18, 2014

The partisan campaign to oust three Democrat-appointed Tennessee Supreme Court justices in the upcoming retention election has received national attention, GavelGrab reports. A Slate article profiles the Tennessee contest and its players, and voices alarm about another big-spending race that could threaten fair and impartial courts. “When judicial races turn into spending races, what suffers most is not Democrats or Republicans, but judicial independence and integrity,” Dahlia Lithwick writes in the article, "How to Take Out a Supreme Court Justice."