When election contributions taint justice

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

When judges have received campaign contributions from interested parties in a case, should they recuse themselves? Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co. goes before the U.S. Supreme Court today to answer that question. Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, joins Farai and John with a look at the case and how the system of electing judges influences the justice system.

For more on the implications of this case, read Adam Liptak's article, Case May Alter Judge Elections Across Country, in the New York Times.

Guests:

Adam Liptak

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Nadia Zonis

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