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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

They know who butters their bread

Justice bought and paid for department.

New study says that if you donate to judges you are statistically more likely to get favorable rulings from them. Go figure?

From the National Law Journal:
A study released on Tuesday by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy identified a "statistically significant" relationship between ballooning campaign contributions by business interests to state supreme court candidates and pro-business decisions by those courts.
Researchers studied more than 2,345 business-related state high court opinions between 2010 and 2012 and campaign contributions during that same time to sitting state high court judges. As the percentage of contributions from business groups went up, the probability of a pro-business vote by judges — defined as any decision that made a business better off — went up as well.

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