The Tort Wars Continue for Control of Courts: “Bankrolling the Bench”
Spending continues apace on judicial elections as defense and plaintiff interests jockey to keep or put judges in office. The overall point is highlighted by the latest study on spending, which is Bankrolling the Bench from the Brennan Center group most would call “liberal,” even if the label is not accurate. And the money flows the most freely in states with lots of tort litigation. Pennsylvania is one and the spending is large, as explained in a November 3, 2015 post at the Wall Street Journal law blog.