The Many Faces of Judicial Independence
Department of History and Political Science
Reviews in American History
In the last decade, the cost of running for judicial office in America has exploded, doubling to over $200-million nationwide. With each election cycle, running for judicial office has only grown costlier, as ever-larger amounts of money are raised, and then spent, to elect state judges. As the cost of running for judicial office has grown, so too have charges of vote-buying and undue influence.
Zelden, C. L. (2013). The Many Faces of Judicial Independence. Reviews in American History, 41 (2), 356-360. https://doi.org/10.1353/rah.2013.0044