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.
Forty-one years since Roe v. Wade, the question is: Will the Roberts Court do to Roe and abortion rights what it did to health-care reform and keep just enough of it intact to call it legal, while rendering it nearly impossible to obtain?
Two new reports on state court elections show the damaging role outside money plays in local judicial elections.
On the second day of its term, the Roberts Court looks ready to allow more political spending. The question is just how much more?