New Politics of Judicial Elections Media Coverage

Bankrolling the Bench is getting widespread media coverage in a range of television, radio, print, and digital outlets. Justice at Stake, The Brennan Center for Justice and the National Institute on Money In State Politics, co-authors of the report, have also written editorials and taken part in interviews for local TV and radio stations. Below is a list of some of the coverage received to date:

Huffington PostMoney Flooding State Court ElectionsLink
10/29/2015Mother JonesHuge Sums Are Pouring Into Judicial Elections, But That Would Never Affect the Courts, Right?Link
10/29/2015The Marshall ProjectWill Pennsylvania Do Away With Elections for Supreme Court?Link
10/29/2015PoliticoPolitico InfluenceLink
10/29/2015Progressive PulseNew report shows judicial fundraising skyrocketing after end of public financingLink
10/29/2015Citizen VoxBankrolling the Bench: New Report Demonstrates Need for SEC to Require Political Spending DisclosureLink
10/29/2015Triangle Business JournalNorth Carolina No. 2 in judicial election spending, report saysLink
10/29/2015Arkansas TimesThe best justice money can buy; dark money TV ads do itLink
10/29/2015News & ObserverN.C. Supreme Court race drove big spendingLink
10/29/2015Detroit Free PressMichigan judicial races most expensive in nationLink
10/29/2015The Capital TimesWisconsin one of eight states where spending topped $1 million in 2014 Supreme Court raceLink
10/29/2015Michigan RadioMichigan's Supreme Court elections were the most expensive in the countryLink
10/29/2015Detroit NewsMich. leads nation in Supreme Court election spendingLink
10/29/2015Chicago Law BulletinReport: Karmeier election tops for outside donationsLink
10/29/2015Chippewa HeraldWisconsin one of eight states where spending topped $1 million in 2014 Supreme Court raceLink
10/29/2015NPR IllinoisFor Illinois, Outside Dollars Drive Judicial RacesLink
10/29/2015NPR IllinoisIllinois Stands Out, In National "Bankrolling The Bench" ReportLink
10/29/2015Facing SouthBig money in judicial elections intensifies racial imbalance on the courtsLink
10/29/2015Legal NewsReport: Michigan Supreme Court election spending highest in nationLink
10/30/2015Bozeman Daily ChronicleReport shows extent of spending in 2014 state Supreme Court electionsLink
10/30/2015Al Jazeera AmericaSpecial interest money is targeting state judicial elections, study findsLink
10/30/2015Courthouse News ServiceSpecial Interests Tighten Grip on Judicial ElectionsLink
10/30/2015KPAX MontanaMontana an example of outside spending on Supreme Court racesLink
10/30/2015Charleston Gazette-MailJulie Archer and Natalie Thompson: Money, politics tipping scales in state courts?Link
11/3/2015Pennsylvania IndependentRecord spending in PA Supreme Court race fuels talk of merit selectionLink
11/3/2015NPR IllinoisJudicial Races Are Getting Increasingly Politicized, According To StudyLink
11/3/2015Pacifica RadioJudicial Elections and Justice for Sale: 'BradCast' 11/3/2015Link
11/3/2015WatchdogRecord spending in PA Supreme Court race fuels talk of merit selectionLink
11/4/2015USA TodayWhat to make of Election ’15 results: Our viewLink
11/4/2015TimeHere’s Where Republicans (And Some Democrats) Won on TuesdayLink
11/4/2015Progress IllinoisReport: Illinois Had Highest Share Of Outside Spending In 2014 State Supreme Court ElectionsLink
11/4/2015TribLiveDonations from lawyers, labor fuel wins for Dems in Pa. Supreme Court raceLink
11/5/2015Pittsburgh Post-GazetteDems outspent, outhustled GOP in statewide judicial races, observers sayLink
11/6/2015Bozeman Daily ChronicleWe have ourselves to blame for negative advertisingLink
11/6/2015The Legal IntelligencerBig Money, Negative Ads 'New Normal' for Judicial Elections?Link
11/7/2015Bill MoyersSpecial-Interest Money is Flooding State Judicial Elections and Breaking RecordsLink
11/9/2015Philly.comLow road to high courtLink
11/14/2015The AtlanticThe Big Money Propping Up Harsh SentencesLink
11/15/2015Cleveland.comEven without party labels, website info on Ohio judicial candidates is a good thing: Thomas SuddesLink
11/15/2015Dayton Daily NewsWebsite to offer info on judgeship candidatesLink
11/15/2015The Columbus DispatchThomas Suddes commentary: ‘Nonpartisan’ judge races shortchange votersLink
11/19/2015BloombergThe Outside Influence of State Judicial ElectionsLink
11/23/2015The Salisbury PostGannon: The corrupting influence of money on judicial racesLink
11/23/2015IAALS OnlineSheep in Wolves’ Clothing: How Special Interests Stepped Up Their Game in the 2013-2014 Judicial ElectionsLink
11/25/2015Wichita EagleF. James Robinson Jr.: Oppose political tampering with our courtsLink
11/27/2015Citizen TimesState columnist: A corrupting influence on the courtsLink