The Hill: Supreme Court bans direct judicial fundraising


“This is a momentous victory for public faith in the integrity of our judicial system,” Megan P. McAllen, an associate counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, said in a statement.

“At the same time, it is disappointing that what the Court rightly finds untenable in the judicial context — responsiveness to campaign donors — it would tolerate for legislative and executive candidates. Public faith that the judiciary will provide equal justice under the law is vital, but so too is the public’s faith that lawmakers are serving the public interest rather than those of their most generous donors.”

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