Supreme Court: Judges Are Not for Sale

No more personal solicitation of donations for judges in 30 states. The Supreme Court upheld a Florida rule that prohibited judges from personally asking for donations. Naturally this caused criticism as some believed that the ruling was too vague, but also too narrow in some regards. Though these points were valid, the ruling was designed to eliminate bias in court cases. One statistic provided in the state of North Carolina was, “Law firms donating $400 or more won 53 percent of their cases, compared to 48 percent for firms giving less than $400.” Although this is a first step in eliminating buying your way into a chair, is there more that could be done? Read more at the link below.