In nearly every country in the world, judges are appointed rather than elected. But in 39 states, including California, judges have to win elections to get on the bench. Those races are getting increasingly expensive in the post-Citizens United era, raising questions about the influence of spending by partisan political groups.
The Power of Attack Ads in Judicial Races
- Rick Hasen - professor of law and the director of the Safeguarding Democracy Project at UCLA - @rickhasen