As state judicial elections become nastier, more expensive and more important to special interest groups, complaints regarding alleged misrepresentations are on the rise, according to a number of election scholars and litigators. In the shadows of a tug-of-war over the truthfulness of an ad campaign for the 2008 race for a judgeship on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is a potential U.S. Supreme Court challenge raising the question of just how different judicial elections are or should be from other elections.
Judicial Campaign Speech Case May Be Destined for Supreme Court
The National Law Journal
September 22, 2009