May 01, 2015

SCOTUS chief justice is worried about eroding public faith in judges

In writing the majority decision Wednesday upholding Floridaâs ban on judicial candidates soliciting campaign contributions, Chief Justice John Roberts focused on the critical policy benefits of assuring public confidence in judicial independence. Thatâs an apparent shift from a dissent he wrote a few years back in a case involving the impact of outsized campaign contributions on the outcome of...

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