There is no perfect way to staff our judiciary, but the evidence is inescapable that the more money that goes into electing judges, the worse our state courts perform.
The case would have given the Court a chance to decide if state bans on direct corporate-to-candidate contributions violate the Constitution.
On the second day of its term, the Roberts Court looks ready to allow more political spending. The question is just how much more?
If state judicial elections continue to be a big-money game, reproductive health and social justice could lose big.
The explosion of anti-choice legislation coincides with a flood of unaccountable money in our electoral system, and Republicans are fighting hard to keep it that way.