Judges and Money (part two)

May 14, 2015

Ali Velshi speaks to a man who says judges decisions’ are not swayed by who donated to their election campaign


Judges and Money (part two)

Critics say there are other ways to get a good judge on the bench — including appointing them like we do a Federal Supreme Court justice — or with a “merit committee.” That's a committee of lawyers, citizens and others that present the governor with a few different qualified judges to choose from. But Chris Bonneau says judicial elections are the best, most democratic and transparent way to do it. And he says there's no evidence that lots of money sways judges. He's Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Pittsburgh and the author of the book, “In Defense of Judicial Elections.” Watch part one


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