OCCUPY NY COURTS NOV 1 – A blistering new report details how big business and corporate lobbyists are pouring money into state judicial elections across the country and packing the courts with judges who put special interests ahead of the public interest.
The new study — by New York University Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice, the National Institute on Money in State Politics, and the Justice at Stake Campaign, a non-partisan reform group — found that a small group of super spenders plays the biggest role, using their money to buy the kind of judges they want hearing their cases. These super spenders are the usual suspects: mainly big business, corporate lobbyists, and trial lawyers. Also high on the list: a disturbing category called “unknown.” In many states, disclosure laws are so weak that special interests can buy judicial elections without the public even finding out.
Cohen, the author of Nothing to Fear, teaches at Yale Law School.
Professor Cohen, WE WILL OCCUPY COURTS NOV 1:
Americans for Legal Reform proudly presents: ELENA SASSOWER, director and co-founder of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc. (CJA), will be our guest speaker at the November 1st meeting of Americans for Legal Reform.
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