TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 21, 2014

Spending by special interest groups in judicial races has surged by more than 50 percent over the previous record since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision four years ago today, Justice at Stake Executive Director Bert Brandenburg noted in a statement today. The decision allowed unlimited political spending by corporations and unions. Brandenburg writes. “The deluge of special interest and political campaign cash signals a race to the bottom in judicial elections, and they are becoming barely distinguishable from mudslinging political contests for executive or legislative offices.”