Although it has long been in vogue to discredit the judiciary, it remains the most trusted of the three branches of government. However, empirical evidence supports the idea that judicial campaign donations affect judicial decision making. The reality of political campaigns under Citizens United has the potential to further undermine the public perception of judges and to enhance the potential for corruption of the judiciary.
Michigan State Law Review
Justice for Sale: Contemplations on the "Impartial" Judge in a Citizens United World,
Mich. St. L. Rev.
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