Nearly 9 out of 10 Americans think big money sway judge decisions according to a new poll released by Justice At Stake.
A good insight to this important case from the Insittute for Southern Studies.
Conservative Pollster: Republican Voters Favor Judicial Public Financing Program, Oppose Lawmakers Who Would Kill It
A new survey by a Republican polling firm indicates widespread support for judicial public financing, a program North Carolina state legislators currently threaten to cut in the upcoming budget bill.
West Virginia Leaders Come to North Carolina to Urge North Carolina Leaders to Preserve Judicial Public Financing
For immediate release.
May 20, 2013
Contact: Bryan Warner, N.C. Center for Voter Education, 919-783-8811 or email@example.com
Advisory: The Conservative Argument - A Chance to Hear from Republicans on Why They Support Judicial Public Financing
North Carolina's fair and impartial court system is one that we can all be proud of, but our courts are under attack. Politicians in Raleigh are trying to abolish public financing for our judicial elections, forcing judges to ask wealthy special interests for money to fund their campaigns.
An independent judiciary upholds equality and justice, preserves the rule of law and protects individual rights. We cannot allow big monied special interests to undermine this system of fair and impartial courts and return North Carolina judges into paid for politicians.
Winston-Salem City Council approved a resolution opposing the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.
Jordan Green from Yes Weekly writes:
In 2004, North Carolina began a voluntary program to address the inherent conflict of judges raising large amounts of money from attorneys who appear in their courts. The program provides a statewide voter guide and an alternative source of campaign money to candidates for the NC Supreme Court and Court of Appeals if they meet certain public trust conditions.
Learn more here.