1.29.2008

Campaign Cash and Elected Judges

A new statistical study of the relationship between donor cash and judicial decision-making is slated for publication in the Tulane Law Review in the near future:

A local law professor has completed a study (soon to be published in the Tulane Law Review) that suggests a connection between judicial decisions and campaign contributions. The finding is based on the use of statistics, which no doubt some folks will say are misleading. But, statistics aside, no one should be happy about judges taking campaign contributions from lawyers who appear before them. Least of all judges.

While the piece seems to focus exclusively on Louisiana judges, I look forward to reviewing Professor Palmer's study.